Q:

Difficulty in feeding...wen baby sucks pains a lot..pls help.



Roopashree Siddireddy

Initially some pain and discomfort will be there. slowly you and baby will get grip. Mostly feeding position will be wrong.. that add to pain...as if whole nervous system is pulling. change the position of feeding.

Roopashree Siddireddy

that whole dark part of it breast should be inside... give good support to baby while latching

Dolly Bharath

should hold all tym during feed?

Roopashree Siddireddy

yes.. when u give... initially for few minutes..baby will be too small.. and have small mouth. So...u should squeeze like that a give the whole part to baby. once he started latching , u can leave. Make sure baby nose is not closed by breast.

Dolly Bharath

baby doesn't take feed fully..wat to do?

Roopashree Siddireddy

Kids slowly will get used to... initial 3 months will be very difficult for you and baby. Later on every thing will settle. Let it take how much it wants to.

Dolly Bharath

Is it advisable to use breast pump?

Christine Dmello

u could use a breast pump to express n feed baby it'll give u some time to recover from sore nipples. also use ghee, try a nipple shield when u feed baby

Dolly Bharath

tried nipple shield...its painful using nipple shieldtoo

Christine Dmello

then express n feed... eventually once baby gets older sucking gets efficient.. but stop breastfeeding altogether

Christine Dmello

I read that dipping ur nipple in Epsom salt solution also provides some relief..

Dolly Bharath

I have stopped feeding past 15 days

Sheeba Vijesh

dolly, please read the post on my page...

Dolly Bharath

thanku sheeba  will try doing it

Sheeba Vijesh

good luck dear... it takes a lot of patience in the initial days to breastfeed, but the returns are immense... don't give up, you can do it... and yes, before feeding, you could apply ice to numb the pain if you want... hope its not chapped...

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