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|Sat, 08-21-2010 - 3:31pm|
Hey ladies, I need some help. I have a few questions about Breastfeeding.
My milk came in around day 3 and my breasts are super large and feel so heavy and uncomfortable. I have pumped a ton out of them to try to get them to lessen, but nothing. my left breast is so full most of the time that she can't latch on, so I am not sure what to do about. My nipple tends to be really flat when it's so full and she can't get a good latch at all. So I have been only able to get her to feed on the right side
My nipples are really starting to crack and I have been putting on the lanisohl but it doesn't seem to be helping, so I am not sure if any of you have any tips
She is feeding well when she does decide to feed, but we have been going through these cluster feedings. She will feed for a good 5 to 8 minutes and then she will fall asleep no matter how much I try to keep her awake, so I burp her and start again and she will then take a few minutes to latch on again and we start all over. this goes on for awhile and then she won't wake up. I change her diaper (because usually it needs it) and then she wants to feed again. So we do this and then she fusses like she is still hungry. Last night it went on for 2 hours, but she wasn't latching at all last night. so I finally put an 1oz of breast milk in a bottle and she ate about 1/2 of it.
I just want to make sure she is getting fed and I know she is, she was 6lbs 15oz when we left the hospital Thursday and she was 7lbs 3oz yesterday at the peds office, so I know she is getting food and she has plenty of diapers, I am just getting frustrated and trying to calm down about it, but it's tough....
Any advice I appreciate it!
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