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    Default Burning feeling while breastfeeding

    Hello everyone, I'm new here!


    I came on this forum because a lot of people have referred me here.

    I have a baby girl 1 month old. Been breastfeeding her and been introducing formula because my nipple were sore, cracked, I had thrush, I have a infection in the right breast. Needed to see the GP yesterday for a swap to see what antibiotics I can have to heal this.

    I used to breastfeed my baby by laying her on my tummy and me lay back on the couch and relaxing. my nipple has been better and see her making her way to the nipple and latched on very greatly. it's been a few days she have decided to refuse doing it that way and returned to holding her with my arms and holding my breast with my hand to make a C-shape to lead her to the breast and to be honest, it feels like burning when she suckles, and I just bare with the pain but I don't enjoy it that much. bad latching on?

    She has a bit of posterior tongue tied and getting that fixed on the 22 of October.

    I been having support from the midwife who specialized into breastfeeding and fel confident. I wanted to go on Friday for more support but I heard that they closed down the support in Bishop Auckland (Eng.) I was really sad to hear that news.

    I do have help from the midwife but it's been a month now that I had her support and not sure what to do.. I feel like I'm constantly bothering her for help and needing to talk.

    I came all the way this far and I don't plan on giving up. but i noticed as well as my breast getting engorged and she's not staying on very long. I wonder if I should jst express and leave it in bottles.

    How can I try to get on latch on properly? I tried the rugby ball and she doesn't like it. and sometime at evening. she won't go on the breast at all and cry until exhaustion and give up and give her a formula bottle.

    Midwife reccomended me to give her a bit of formula because I was so over tired, wimpy and not well.

    Has anyone have had this problem?

    I need some help. Thank you

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    Default Re: Burning feeling while breastfeeding

    Sounds like you've had success with laid-back breastfeeding, but she won't do it anymore? Keep trying. Letting them latch themselves on often gives a good latch, as you've found out.

    In the meantime, here are some other latches you can try. Positioning is important too. Make sure you are comfortable. I have personally found putting a very firm pillow under the baby easiest. I used a MyBreastFriend pillow, but any very firm pillow will do.

    Take a look at these links. Hopefully you will get some ideas for things to try. I personally had good success with the Flipple latch.

    When you've got the latch right, your nipples will get better. The infection and engorgement you have experienced are most likely also due to the shallow latch.

    COMFORT ZONE (Comfort zone explained+your baby knows how to latch)
    http://www.ameda.com/resources/video

    ASYMMETRICAL LATCH (Dr Newman’s info)
    http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/conte...agename=doc-WL

    THE “FLIPPLE” LATCH (Latching technique where you fold your breast into baby's mouth so your nipple ends up far back in his mouth)
    http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.c...atedlatch.html
    (animation)
    http://www.rebeccaglover.com.au/grap...aching_big.jpg
    http://www.rebeccaglover.com.au/grap...chment_big.jpg

    THE BABY-LED LATCH (Baby latches himself on while mother helps. A relaxing position and often comfortable latch)
    http://www.biologicalnurturing.com/video/bn3clip.html
    Canadian mom and breastmilk fan.
    We have 2 beautiful children: Luana who's 9 y/o, had breastmilk for 2 years and is smart as a whip. Lucas who came out kickin', is 4 y/o and continues to enjoy his milkies.

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    Default Re: Burning feeling while breastfeeding

    Thank you so much for the info!! ) I will keep at it.

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    Default Re: Burning feeling while breastfeeding

    Hope things get better soon. If you're still having trouble, be sure to find someone to help you in person. Sounds like your midwife has helped as much as she can. You can contact your local LLL leader who can either help you herself or recommend an IBCLC.
    Canadian mom and breastmilk fan.
    We have 2 beautiful children: Luana who's 9 y/o, had breastmilk for 2 years and is smart as a whip. Lucas who came out kickin', is 4 y/o and continues to enjoy his milkies.

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