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nipple pain with a new born

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lrb1982 Thu 26-Jun-14 09:43:00

Hi my 3rd baby is a day old and my nipples already hurt! Is this normal? He appears to be latching on well and is content between feeds. I think I am expecting too much for it to be totally pain free, what do you think? Thanks

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lrb1982 Thu 26-Jun-14 17:07:56

Thanks for your help. I think I will get his latch checked as at the moment it is a pain free feed so something must be wrong when it does hurt.

fledermaus Thu 26-Jun-14 18:24:50

How were your other babies at the beginning?

I know my mum had quite bad pain with all hers at the beginning. I had some soreness/discomfort at first with my first, but my second was actually painful and pretty quickly did some nipple damage (although the baby was happy/gaining) and it turned out there was a fairly big tongue tie.

lrb1982 Sat 28-Jun-14 03:40:44

Hi I've had pretty much the same experience as you. No. 1 was sore at the start of feeds for about 4 weeks but no. 2 was a nightmare, I had two bouts of thrush and two bouts of mastitis in the first 4 weeks and he also destroyed one nipple which still has a chunk missing. I think that is why I am so worried this time.Some feeds are pain free after a few seconds so I think I need to get someone to check his latch as he must get it wrong other times. Thanks for your support.

Ilovecake73 Sat 28-Jun-14 21:28:09

I'd recommend getting his latch checked for peace of mind too. I found the first 6 weeks or so painful for the initial latch but it did get easier. I found the Laniosh (spelling!) purple nipple cream amazing and you don't need to take it off... It's pricey but a little goes a long way. Also plunging my nipples into a really cold cup of water for a minute or so helped lots too.

lrb1982 Sat 28-Jun-14 22:37:32

I'm using the lansinoh which does help between feeds. I've got a breasy feedi specialist coming on Tuesday who helped me last time so I just need to get til then! I will try the cold water tho thank you!

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