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dabihp Wed 15-Jun-05 21:22:09

had section 2 weeks ago and have been bf (mixed fed for day 2-3 as was sore to hold baby for long periods)
dd2 is feeding NON STOP and I am starting to dislike the sensation of feeding...

Anyone else experience this? I dont remember feeling it with dd1.

I am wondering if i should just start to bottle feed her, however feel a bit pressured by midwife, health visitor, whole world generally to keep feeding...

Any advice?

dabihp Wed 15-Jun-05 21:29:36

Have just red another thread on here about 'tongue tied babies' the midiwfe casually mentioned that my daughter had this, could this explain the sensation/pain, that I am feelign when feeding?

roosmum Wed 15-Jun-05 21:38:49

it's prob just the let-down?? remember feelings of red-hot-needle pain for first couple of wks bf ds. didn't last any longer than that tho - totally painlessnow at 19 wks
hope it gets better for you soon, it really is the best thing you can do for your baby imo (not that i want to pressurise you at all, but bf has been going really well for us - & is so easy & lovely, as well as healthy!).
is your lo latching on ok, as this could also be painful (if not right...)

roosmum Wed 15-Jun-05 21:40:10

non-stop feeding is also quite normal i think - she obviously LOVES her milk

chipmonkey Thu 16-Jun-05 01:06:05

dabihp, if you persevere, it will more than likely get more comfortable. It is tiring when they feed non-stop though isn't it? I'd say keep going for the moment for the simple reason that its more difficult to re-lactate if you regret giving up, than it is to put her on a bottle if it gets too much. I think its harder with 2 children as well, because when you have one baby, you can cocoon yourself and baby into your own little world, whereas with no. 2 you still have to take no .1 into account.

mears Thu 16-Jun-05 01:33:06

Make sure she is latched on properly dabihp. It is easy to think that because you have fed before that you know what you are doing. I got very painful nipples with DS2 because I was a bit lazy about making sure he was well enough on and positioned correctly i.e. tummy to mummy facing the breast straight on. Your midwife and HV will be encouraging you to carry on because this discomfort should pass and breastmilk is best for baby. However, if you truly do not like breastfeeding then stop. How long did you feed for before?

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