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Thread: Sore nipple - ok to pump one side?

  1. #11
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    Default Re: Sore nipple - ok to pump one side?

    Less than a week old = no pacifiers. Too easy to screw up the baby's latch (babies suck differently on pacis than they do on the breast) and to inadvertantly use the paci to stretch out the intervals between feedings, which can result in low milk supply. It is generally advised that parents wait until 3-4 weeks of age (or longer, if breastfeeding is not going well) before introducing the paci.

    Sorry, I know that's not what a tired and sore mommy wants to hear!
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    Default Re: Sore nipple - ok to pump one side?

    That's ok, I just wonder if these sessions are normal. He will only nap in my arms with my nipple in his mouth, and if it falls out he wakes up and starts rooting all over again. Sometimes he is attached to me for HOURS! He gained 8 oz. in 2 days though, and is a peeing/pooping machine, so I know he is getting enough milk. It just would be nice for him to nap somewhere besides my lap, even if only for an hour. Thank goodness for the side lying position, or I wouldn't be sleeping at all.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Sore nipple - ok to pump one side?

    Try a sling, maybe something like a Moby wrap? Sometimes new babies are just unable to sleep without being in physical contact with mom. The sling can offer contact to baby and some degree of freedom to you.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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