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|Thu, 12-29-2011 - 3:14pm|
My son is 6 weeks old and it's been a rough start. I have flat inverted nipples and my son wouldn't latch properly. We had to wait 2 weeks to get into a lactation consultant who just promptly put me on a nipple shield. No real explanation, we did one feeding together at her office and she sent me on my merry way. The nipple shield killed my nipples, I'm still recovering from the pain of it 3.5 weeks later. I gave up on the shield and only use it if I really have to (aka out and have no milk ready), I have been pumping now for 6 weeks and it's going well.
I use a Medela Pump in Style pump and getting about 4-5 oz every 3 hours. It's exhausting work but at least I know I'm not alone anymore.