Breast feeding problems solved!

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Registered: 06-22-2008
Breast feeding problems solved!
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 2:27pm
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Registered: 11-15-2011
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 6:11am

Have a pump on hand to help deal with engorgement.

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Sat, 04-14-2012 - 12:11pm

Start using Lanolin BEFORE feedings to help prevent sore nipples.

Remember that your job is to take care of and nourish the baby.

 

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Registered: 06-03-2006
Sun, 04-15-2012 - 1:25pm
Breast feeding will hurt and it's hard work!! It's not all sunshine and butterflies at first like some books make it out to be! You will be tired, sore, engorged, frustrated, ... You name it! But keep in mind how good it is for baby and for you as well.

If for some reason nursing isn't working for you and your baby (as was the case with my firstborn and I due to medical reasons) do not let all the breastfeedjng hype make you feel like a bad mom for not nursing! I went thru that guilt and developed ppd and it was not enjoyable. If it doesn't work then just do the next best thing.
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