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    Default Preparing in Advance

    I have had to nurse/pump with all of my children. For different reasons.
    What I do know is that I always have a low supply and my nipples are relatively flat.
    I'm pregnant with a singleton this time and determined to breastfeed for at least 12 months.
    I've read that while pregnant there is a method of breaking up tight tissue around nipple. Also, something about a suction you put over the nipple to help make them less flat.
    Does anybody have more specific information on this?

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    Default Re: Preparing in Advance

    Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the baby to come!

    The method you're thinking of is something called the Hoffman technique. You can read up on it, and some other possibilities, here: http://www.llli.org/faq/flat.html

    The suction thing probably refers to breast shells. Here's an example: http://www.target.com/p/medela-softs...FWhnOgodmGwAuw. I would definitely try the shells- they cannot hurt and may help!

    Can you tell us more about how things went with your first babies? Maybe we can spot potential trouble zones, or reassure you
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