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are those pads for sore nipples any good? are they called hydrogel pads

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whiteandyellowiris Mon 21-Oct-13 22:17:40

Really sore on the left side

actually had to express the lwft breast today as was too sore to bf direct ly

using lanolin atm

BlackberrySeason Tue 29-Oct-13 21:44:36

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whiteandyellowiris Tue 29-Oct-13 19:19:18

well i don't know if there is a lll group , but i have found out theres a drop in baby cafe type place where you can go for help or simply somewhere baby friendly to feed
perhaps they would have those books

BlackberrySeason Tue 29-Oct-13 19:17:22

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whiteandyellowiris Tue 29-Oct-13 15:28:25

Hey, just wanted to let you know ds got weighed again

He is still gaining and now he's doing really wellsmile

I will see if my local library has those books

BlackberrySeason Sun 27-Oct-13 19:15:18

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BlackberrySeason Sun 27-Oct-13 19:14:48

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whiteandyellowiris Sun 27-Oct-13 17:21:39

Oh yeah that makes sense now

my brian is still slightly fried

BlackberrySeason Sun 27-Oct-13 17:19:25

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whiteandyellowiris Sun 27-Oct-13 17:15:10

Thankyou kippy

KippyVonKipperson Sun 27-Oct-13 14:12:49

Really glad it's going well x

whiteandyellowiris Sun 27-Oct-13 12:43:07

Thanks blackberry
I'm not actually using nipple shields, by pads I Ment those multi mam compresses
For soreness
They have helped me a lot

Ds seemscontentafter feeds feels like he's getting heavier and only having one ff at night which I don't really mind

Thanks so much for taking the timetohelpme well us
So nice of you

BlackberrySeason Sun 27-Oct-13 07:41:32

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whiteandyellowiris Sat 26-Oct-13 07:39:52

Hi blackberry smile things are going much easier now

Still using the pads on the left side, doesn't hurt much at all now hardly anything, and the right doesn't at all

Ds is getting weighed on tue so hopefully he's still gaining, me and dh think he is

And got him right down on the formula to just one bottle before bed

So seems to be a lot better

BlackberrySeason Fri 25-Oct-13 19:41:23

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whiteandyellowiris Wed 23-Oct-13 17:55:27

Well shes already looked at the latch once. I text her to say its gojng a bit better and the pads are helpjng the soreness and that if its nit betterbin a couple of days I will call for help

think I just need to be patient when getting him on

BlackberrySeason Wed 23-Oct-13 15:26:52

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whiteandyellowiris Wed 23-Oct-13 13:59:10

Those multi mam compresses are really good
Thanks for telling me about them

Just managed to bf off the left hand side
And it was painful but not as painful as it was

whiteandyellowiris Tue 22-Oct-13 22:44:10

I think the multi mam compreses are helping as they don't feel so sore

I'm actually expressing off that side tonight in the hope I can give it chance to heal

And I hope I can talk to the bfc tomorrow

BlackberrySeason Tue 22-Oct-13 19:38:21

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Thenumberjacksareontheirway Tue 22-Oct-13 19:31:58

You poor thing sad

I had a very sore nipple that turned out to be infected- antibiotic cream (from doc), jelonet and lasinoh (plus expressing from that side) healed it in a few days.

Kellymom has some good info on nipple healing.

whiteandyellowiris Tue 22-Oct-13 19:26:20

Also my nipple is bleeding slightly and tonight I actually could take off my bra because my nipple had stuuck to it
so I had to sort of soak it off in the bath

whiteandyellowiris Tue 22-Oct-13 19:24:59

Could only get multimam compresses today in my local boots got them on now

think they are helping

im windering if I should expreas from the left breast for a day or two until it heals

the bf counsellor didnt pick up so I left a message then sge called me back while I was out and she left me a message

so hopefully I will be able to talk to her tomorrow

BlackberrySeason Tue 22-Oct-13 19:14:34

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gruber Tue 22-Oct-13 09:24:06

Multi mam compresses were the only thing that helped me, like shatter said. I used them for about 6 weeks. But I agree you need to speak to bf counsellor about latch, DS latch on the left was terrible and not until I sorted that did they heal. Sorry you're in pain.

BlackberrySeason Tue 22-Oct-13 09:18:58

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