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Thread: Flat/inverted Nipples And Low Supply

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Default Flat/inverted Nipples And Low Supply

    How long did it take you to increase your milk supply.

    I blame myself for low milk supply b/c I have to do so much to get DD to latch onto my non existent nipples. So I only pump twice a day. Several weeks ago I made a point to pump every 2-3 hours and still no increase. So I felt I was fighting a losing battle.

    So I'm curious if anyone has had success with low milk supply and very flat and soft nipples.

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    Default Re: Flat/inverted Nipples And Low Supply

    Hi there!
    Do you have anyone local who is able to help you latch your baby on? You can click the link in my signature to find a Leader in your area.

    I'm sorry you're having this problem! I strongly suggest you see someone in person--it's hard to "show" someone how to latch with text

    "Mothers are designed to be available to their babies--to help them make the transition into this big, wide world. To teach them to trust, and love, and feel good about being alive."
    --Elizabeth N. Baldwin, Esq., So I Nursed Him Every 45 Minutes

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Default Re: Flat/inverted Nipples And Low Supply

    I second Jens advice. Just to give you some encouragement: I was in a similiar situation. I didn't even get my baby latched on at all until he was 2 weeks old. I was able to do it with the help of a lactation consultant. He's 10 months old now and still nursing!

    Keep pumping in the mean time!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Smile Re: Flat/inverted Nipples And Low Supply

    I too agree with the PP. My LO never nursed until 3 weeks of age (after being started on a bottle at 2 weeks of age). Keep pumping and trying. It is hard and stressful but be strong and it will work out with time.
    Samantha: born 3 1/2 weeks early on Sept 2006 6lbs 4 oz 18 inches long with situs inversus totalis. Now a strong healthy little girl that wants to be a NICU doctor, loves her little sister and breastfeeds her dolls!
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 2,200 oz
    Alexandra: born 3 weeks early on July 2010 7lbs 8 oz 19.5 inches long.
    Milk donated with while nursing first LO: 1,200

    For information on becoming a Breastmilk Donor http://hmbana.org/index/donatemilk

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