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    Default Newborne Feeding Problems

    Hi everyone, Our little boy was just born 2 days ago and my wife is having problems with feeding. Her nipples are becoming very sore and bleeding. From everything I've read and heard from our midwives this won't hurt the baby. Seeing the blood is very discouraging and puts on sort of a mental block making her not want to continue feeding, which I can understand. It means a lot to her to continue feeding but she had the same thing happen with our last two children where it became too painful to continue. If she can't figure out something we will probably contact a lactation consultant next week. Any advise or experience is welcome, thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    is she putting anything on her nipples to help heal them?
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...lehealing.html


    this should help too:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...gorgement.html

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    If it is a latch issue, (which is likely is with nipple pain and bleeding), in person help is really your best bet. There are links at this site that may be helpful to you and your wife in the mean time. http://www.breastfeedingmadesimple.c...s/page0014.htm

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    I believe the lotion she's using is called lansinoh & trying to get air on them. The main thing were concerned with is how much blood the baby ingests while she tries to correct the latch problem. It seems like a lot for a baby to have going through their system & she's constantly spitting the blood up.

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    I used 'MotherLove' nipple creme. It worked very well for me. It is available in wholefoods stores

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastf...uteHelper.html
    http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/ABCs.html

    hows she doing today?
    lots of babies spit up alot unless its shooting aross the room you don't have to worry to much.

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    she's doing better today, i think shes corrected the latch. shes says it feels better now.

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    cool did her milk come in?
    she might need this when it does
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/engorgement.html

    check out the part in the green box.
    i wish I would have had this when my dd was born.
    I had so much extra fluid form my iv at c-section that she had a hard time latching on

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    Her milk came in last night, I've passed on the information everyone has provided, shes very grateful. Our midwife came over this morning and helped her out a bit also. I think she's overcome this little speed bump so hopefully it will be smooth sailing from here. Thanks again everyone!

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    Default Re: Newborne Feeding Problems

    that's great news....
    tell her don't be afraid to call her local leader.
    You can find her in the gray bar at the top.

    good luck!
    andrea

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