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Breastfeeding easier at 6 weeks?

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user1471451986 · 24/01/2017 08:38

I keep reading that breastfeeding becomes easier at around 6 weeks. My question is in what way? Less feeds? Getting over initial latch problems? Longer between feeds? Shorter feeds?

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Marzipants · 24/01/2017 08:43

Yes to all of these for me. And also your nipples toughen up. (The glamour)

PostTruthEra · 24/01/2017 08:49

It was so much easier by 6 weeks for me. Bearable by two weeks, but easy by 6.

I think your nipples harden up, you and the baby know what you're doing and they feed a bit quicker.

mummybee2015 · 24/01/2017 10:24

Hi I breastfed until my daughter was 16 months old. I stopped when I start working. It will get easier in time as you feed more. I didn't give my daughter any formula at all and only I breastfed her and also gave her solids after 6 months old. It is a hard job for mums but good for your baby. Just give it some time.

salvage · 01/02/2017 20:14

Yup 6 weeks was the magic week with both my DC. Everything just fell into place. And yes the nipples can handle more so less chance of cracks etc.

geyqueermumhater · 01/02/2017 20:15

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