Question for Breastfeeding Mama's??

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Joined: 05/16/06
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Question for Breastfeeding Mama's??

I am trying to stick to breastfeeding Christopher, and it is going way better than it did with my girls, and I have also made it past 2 weeks which with my oldest that is how long I did it for. So I am happy about that. I don't have crack nipples as of yet, and he latches on great most times. Here is my question should my breast feel achy or painful in anyway, and if they should is it bc he is just new or will it last the entire time I am breastfeeding?? Like I said I am just trying to make this work, and so far I am doing ok with it, but just wondering if this is normal and if there is anything I can do to help them?? TIA:)

Joined: 06/15/11
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*Lurker* When he is latched on you shouldn't feel any pain if you are then he isn't latched on correctly.

When are BB's achy/painful?

Joined: 05/16/06
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I do feel pain when he latches on, but it is not the nipple I feel it, it is the actual breast.. if that makes any sense. I can feel it after he is done too. It almost feels as if they are bruised on the inside.. I am not sure how to explain it. It wasn't the same pain as when I was bfing my middle child.. she didn't latch on propertly and I remember that pain, and this isn't that same pain.

Joined: 06/15/11
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Does he have thursh? White bumps on the inside of his mouth.

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No not at all. My middle child also had that, but it was after I was done bfing her. I only bfed her for a week, and then I wasn't able to do it any longer. He will be 3 weeks old on Friday so I am trying and for the most part it is going good.