Really sore nipples

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Registered: 05-11-2004
Really sore nipples
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 8:39pm

My DD will be one on the 13th. She has been EBF this whole time.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 8:54pm

Hi Kim.. what type/brand of pump did you use? What suction/speed?


Would recommend using saline rinse, and then follow up after airing dry with APNO (either script version, or OTC version you make yourself).


http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mom/nipplehealing.html


Be REALLY picky with latch and position, encouraging baby to open wide, and praising her when she does.


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Registered: 05-11-2004
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 10:46am

I have a Medela Pump in Style. I pump on the middle speed (3) and the suction is also a little less than in the middle (I did turn it down a little this week for pumping at work). I will try to make a batch of my own APNO today and I have also made sure not to let DD hang out at the breast more than she has to, especially if she has fallen asleep. My nipples on the outside look fine--not red, not cracked. Just sore.


Thanks for the help.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 11:23am
How are things going? Feeling any better?