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    Default My baby is rejecting the nipple

    Hey all....My problem is we just brought my son home from the Hospital so he is 3 days old. Last night he started to reject my nipple and just cry almost inconsolably. I would appreciate any advice given on this matter. Thanks.

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    Default Re: My baby is rejecting the nipple

    Hi! Congrats on the birth of your son

    Maybe your LO doesn't know how to latch yet?
    Do you have flat nipples? I was given shields while in the hospital, for some ladies they work. For mysef, I bought Lansinoh LatchAssist, its a great thing, first of all, it brings your nipples out, and second, it helps with the letdown, so if your DS is impatient it will help him as well:-)

    Anyway, keep trying, he'll take it, he's too little to know what he prefers yet. Maybe, if you don't have flat nipples and you don't need any of those I mentioned before, just express some milk (manually) before you put him to breast, so he'll taste it right away???

    Good luck to you!!!
    Mother to 3 beautiful girls

    Victoria, our queen, born on 04/15/1993, our pride and joy!
    Natalie, our little princess, born on 08/24/2008
    at birth 7lbs 11oz, 20"
    at 2 y.o check up: 26lbs, 34 1/2"
    Sofia, our tiny princess, baby-surprize,
    born 07/20/2010 at 6lbs 10oz, 19"
    6 weeks: 9lbs 14oz; 21 1/2"
    2.5 months: 11lbs 5oz

    4.5 months: 13lbs 4oz; 24 1/2"

    We are still exclusively
    at work

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    Default Re: My baby is rejecting the nipple

    has your milk come in?
    Sometimes this helps


    Reverse Pressure Softening


    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/engorgement.html

    its in the blue box in the middle of the link


    You can do it!

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