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Only taking one boob?

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Mammanat222 Sat 31-Jan-15 10:23:59

10 days old and we've had a rocky start.

I've been expressing and bottle feeding for a week due to cracked and bleeding nipples. Baby has gone back on one boob fine (24h) but is struggling with the other. So I'm still expressing.

I'm still very clumsy with feeding. .. need top off and boobs right out... not confident at all but trying.

Any tips / positions / websites that could help?

babymouse Sat 31-Jan-15 10:26:29

Craniosacral therapy?

Not sure I spelt that right, but sometimes babies have tight muscles that prevent them from moving there heads in certain ways. It'd be worth it to have a lactation consultant look at it and see what's going on.

Countryside14 Sat 31-Jan-15 22:47:16

My dd is now 9ms. We had lots of problems with her lay hint at re state so I to expressed and bottle fed. After a out 2 weeks she started feeding off the right side but still couldn't get the left side. So I kept expressing from that side. After about 5 weeks so was feeding from both side and still does.

I found lying down on my side in bed and her lying next to me the easiest way. There is no pressure on either of you then and you so r have to hold her the bed take born of your weights.

All I can say is keep trying her at every feed like I did and she'll just get it soon.

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