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Advice needed with breastfeeding

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I wonder if anyone can offer any advice. My baby is 2 weeks and 3 days old and BF has been hit and miss. Some days I thought it was going well and that we were getting the hang of it and then other days I'm back to square one. Over the last week LO would not go on the left breast for feeding and I've really struggled with it. I have occasionally managed to get him on that breast but its only been a small number of times. So I've been feeding mainly from the right. The nipple has now become really sore as it's in action all the time. I'm not sure if this is a latching on problem (although baby seems content and I can hear him swallowing) or just because this breast is getting all the action. When I have managed to get him on the left side - he will suckle for ages but I cannot hear him swallowing very much. I have now started expressing with a pump as I have realised that my milk supply is low in the left breast (the right one is much bigger and harder). When I express I am only getting an average of about 5ml out whereas I can get 40ml from the right. I have also started expressing the right one at times because I need a break from feeding so am giving LO breast milk in a bottle in the hope that my nipple pain will calm down. After the birth my baby lost over 10% of his birth weight and then next time a further 40g and then he finally put on 80g. I am going back to get him weighed tomorrow so hoping he will have put on a little more. Over the past week his poos have also been green. I have googled this and found that he could be getting too much foremilk and not enough hind milk - but how can I make him stay on the boob long enough for him to reach the hind milk - I've tried all the things like blowing on him and tickling him to keep him awake - but he will only take what he wants.

Sorry for the rambling post. Has anyone else had this problem? And can anyone suggest anything?

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Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:11pm

Aww you poor thing :( it can be really tough those first few weeks.

Both my DD's have had a preferred boob, sometimes it can be down to them preferring to lay on that side and maybe try holding him like a rugby ball so he lays with his legs under your arm and then offer him your left breast. It is worth persevering with your left boob, he'll soon get to like it too.

I do understand your worries with his weight, my DD1 lost 9g over the 10% and we were kept in hospital over it so I too felt a great pressure about her weight gain. I was told to top her up with expressed milk, I have never been able to express much and she just spat it out. The thing you have to remember is the amount you can express isn't a reflection of your supply so don't worry about how much you can express especially as your milk supply isn't yet established. You are doing a great job, he has gained 80g!

Your right nipple is probably sore for a couple of reasons, you may need to check he is latching on correctly and he may be suckling for comfort a bit too much.

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Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:34pm

hi rocky
i replied to u in the third tri chatter also.
Just to echo what polly pocket said about the rugby hold, it worked for me and then lydia also started to take to the other breast after a while.
Also don't worry too much about harry loosing weight. Lydia did the same as well as the majority of other breast fed babies i know. You and harry are both still learning. It takes a while to get the hang of it and you are doing so well.

If u have worried or need support can your mw not reffer you to a BF councillor or specialist? Thats what mine did and it was a great help. After 3 weeks things started to come together but then sometimes i felt like i'd taken A few steps back. So its all normal to feel like this hun.

Try the rugby hold on the breast harry doesn't like and see if it helps. I still look lopsided now even though lydia will take both breasts she still has her preferred right breast.

I always expected BFing to be hard work but i was suprised at how difficult it can be sometimes. Your doing a great job and all your concerns are very common hun. You and harry will work through it together.

Take care hun and hope you start to feel happier about things soon

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Monday, August 29th 2011, 9:47pm

Hi, I can't really offer much advice but I did bf for 5 months and ds had a definite preference for one side over the other. You are absolutely right to express to keep production up as I didn't realise this in the early days and it took a week or so to get things back on track. You can get a cream called lasinoh from the chemist, it will help sooth the sore nipple and you can still bf while using it. I hope someone else can give you a bit more help. Best of luck x


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Monday, August 29th 2011, 10:28pm

HiRocky,
Everything you describe is normal for this stage. A weight loss of up to 10% can be normal and it bit more is not necessarily anything to worry about, I could never pin down any clinicians on where that 10% comes from, I think it's made up! Please don't worry about how much milk you can express, there is very little comparison between what a pump can get out of a boob and what a baby can. Also his stomach is only small, somewhere between the size of a marble and a ping pong ball.

If your nipple is hurting, please get someone trained in breastfeeding support to watch him latch on and feed. Can you get to a breastfeeding support group nearby? If not gave a look at the links Polly Pocket posted, they have videos online of babies latching on. Lansinoh cream as recommended by Hopeful is really good too.

As for the single sided feeding, it's perfectly possible to feed from onside only and most breastfed babies have a preferred side. I well remember the frustration of offering a breast only to have that little mouth clam up or just open and cry. :sadface: and I sympathise. A change of position is a good tip, try feeding lying down too there are 360 degrees of possible attachment so if you end up doing it lying on the bed with his feet in your face, it doesn't matter as long as he's latched on properly! (but please get your DH to take a picture and post it :snigger: ).

Lots of babies can like to just lie there with a boob in their mouth, if you think he is getting a bit too much fore milk, try stimulating him to feed fo longer. Massage the back of his head or his hand and tickle his feet. You can also strip him down to his nappy as the change in temperature and the skin to skin contact will both help stimulate him to feed.

Don't be disheartened, it's a new skill you are both learning, remember how long it takes to learn to drive, and the car doesn't hold your very soul in the palm of it's hand the way your child does! You sound to me like you have the required stubbornness and determination, I'm sure you will crack it.

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Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 5:14pm

Thanks for all the replies. Harry has been weighed today and gained 200g so that's great news. I am so sore though that I have resorted to expressing and giving it to him in a bottle. I am going to a breastfeeding clinic at the hospital tomorrow where there is a MW who is aparantly an expert with problems so hopefully she will be able to help me. I have tried the rugby position but I can't seem to get it right and find it awkward to hold him. I do keep putting him to the breast though but can only manage it for a few mins - so then I give him the expressed stuff. I told the MW today about his green poo but she said she wasn't concerned. At first I thought it may be down to all the spinach soup I was having as I'm anaemic but I've laid off for about 5 days now just in case and it's made no difference. I'm taking Spatone for the anaemia so maybe it's that?

Last night was difficult as he woke every 2hrs for feeding so it was a struggle to pump and keep up with his demands. Usually he has been feeding every 3 hours or slightly longer so maybe he's having a growth spurt. Anyway I'm hoping that things will be easier tonight. I'm going to keep trying him on the breast for as long as I can bear and then I will go to the BF clinic tomorrow. I really didn't expect it all to be this difficult. I knew that all babies cry and need feeding during the night but it's so much harder than I imagined - sometimes I don't know what he wants when he cries! Anyway I'm off to have a look at those websites now to see if I can have a better night tonight!

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Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 5:33pm

Hi Rocky,

I echo everyone's advice so won't repeat it ;)

Take paracetamol for the pain in your nipples. Try to get some fresh air to them ( sit topless if you can... but please close the curtains :D )

Have you tried some compression on the side he doesn't like? This is when you latch him on and then gently squeeze down the breast, effectively squeezing some milk into his mouth to stimulate him into drinking. Worth a try while you're waiting for some hands on help.

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Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 5:36pm

Great news on the weight gain Rocky, really well done. One thing I forgot to mention yesterday is that for babies with a definite preference for one side can really benefit from cranial osteopathy. Maybe you can ask at the hospital tomorrow if it's available where you are.
And once again, very well done? :)

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Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 8:53pm

Hi there. I can't add much to the advice from the other ladies but just wanted to reassure you that if you stick with it you will succeed. Martha lost over 13% of her body weight in the beginning and we had huge latching on issues, especially with the left side. Because of my carpal tunnel I found the rugby hold hard but at the clinic they showed me a strange looking hold where she was vertical in front of my breast. She didn't snooze so easily in this position either! It was impossible to do discretely but seemed to work with her small mouth. By 6 weeks we were happy with the more traditional position, once we had both had a lot of practice and her mouth was larger. Also I found that expressing manually rather than with a pump was easier for me. I went on to bf for 10 month as the little monkey would not reliably take a bottle so even with a shaky start it can be done! X


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Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 9:35pm

Wow fab news about his weight gain, well done you! :D

Good luck tonight and at the BF clinic tomorrow.

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Thursday, September 1st 2011, 12:56pm

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Just a quick update. Saw the specialist breastfeeding MW yesterday at the hospital. She thinks I have nipple thrush so I have some cream from the doctor today and mouthwash for Harry. Harry doesn't have it though so I've dcided not to give him the mouthwash as I don't like to give him anything he doesn't really need. I have to put a bit of cream on after every feed. I've decided to keep expressing for now and giving it to him in a bottle so that he doesn't get the thrush. I'm really hoping this is what the problem is - and that he will adjust to going back on the breast in a day or so when my nipples feel better. Had to wait 3 and a half hours to see the MW as it was a drop in so no appointments and by the time I saw her the clinic should have been finished. I'm a bit concerned as I feel as though she may have been rushing at this time and just said this to get rid of me..but of course I hope this isn't the case. Anyone have any experience of thrush? My nipples do go a bit white after feeding or expressing and during the day they start to hurt at random times. A bit like when you get a bit cold and your nipples go hard and rub on your clothes - but for me at the moment - without going cold. I hope that makes sense. Anyway I have started the cream and she said I should see improvement in 48hours but it can be difficult to clear it completely. I feel that I will have to give up if this doesn't solve it but I feel really guilty for even thinking this.

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Thursday, September 1st 2011, 1:26pm

have to be quick, but just to say there are some good threads discussing thrush in this bf forum. just do a search on thrush and you will come up with some info.

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Thursday, September 1st 2011, 5:03pm

Please search for thrush. It's really really important that you use the cream AND the mouthwash for your baby. Thrush is a real bugger to shift and once it gets hold it can go on and on.

Lots of us have had thrush and felt the same way you do. It will get better but you must use the drugs, even if you see no signs of it in your baby's mouth.

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Thursday, September 1st 2011, 5:53pm

What Bells said. I have had thrush and I feel your pain, literally! But if you just treat yourself and not your baby, then the infection will just keep passing back and forward between the two of you and you may end up needing to take tablets too. I took the tablets, the cream and gave my baby the gel too when she was a similar age to yours and now, 2years on having continued to breastfeed her for 17 months, both she and my breasts are absolutely fine. Not treating it properly now could mean it gets so painful you end up stopping breastfeeding and that would be a shame after you have tried so hard to get this far.

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Friday, September 2nd 2011, 6:00pm

Hi,

Thanks for the advice again ladies. Of course you are completely right and I gave Harry the mouth wash drops last night and have continued today. I have given them after feeding as I thought that if they were given before the milk would wash it away (I couldn't give it half an hour before feeding as I would have to wake him up and he would spend the half hour screaming to be fed). Hope I'm doing it right - its quite difficult to give them but I'm managing. As for the nipples - I'm still really sore. My nipples keep hurting at random times for no reason - but then they calm down again. I have acually given Harry a bit of a feed from the breasts this afternoon. So I will keep trying him on the breasts now - just worries as I know that after a few times I will get really sore again. Please tell me that this cream (Daktarin?) will make a difference as there is no improvement yet? I really want to continue to BF and get things right. Keep wondering why everything is so hard when nature intends us to BF!!

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Friday, September 2nd 2011, 6:37pm

Hi Rocky

Is there a childrens centre near you that offers a breastfeeding support group? I know breastfeeding can be quite private and it can be an awkward topic to talk to strangers about but you sound as though you really want to continue breastfeeding and I think if you could get some one-to-one help you can get through this horrid phase quite quickly. Are you going to a post-natal group? Can you phone your health visitor/midwives for help?

I agree with what the other ladies have said. Meg definitely had a preferred side and I had to really work to get her to take off the other side. I ended up doing normal hold for one boob and then rugby hold for the non preferred boob so she thought she was still taking from the same boob/in the same position - does that make sense?

It will feel incredibly tough at the moment but you will get through this and breatsfeeding will become enjoyable, it certainly did for me.

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Monday, September 5th 2011, 12:50pm

Hi ladies,

LaLaZig - I have been to a support group at a children's centre but I didn't find them much help. May try a different centre!!

A MW from the hospital has called me this morning to see how I'm getting on so I told her that I'm now getting pain in my breasts after feeding or pumping and she has said she thinks it's ductile thrush. I've called my GP to request tablets. My issue now is still whether I do have thrush. I don't like to take unnecessary medication and was really careful about this all through my pregnancy so it really upsets me to think I'm taking something and the diagnosis could be wrong. LO is not even 4 weeks old yet. The reason why I'm worrying about this is because everything I read says that thrush is very difficult to diagnose and it often gets diagnosed wrongly when a poor latch is to blame. My nipples do go white after feeding - but does this always mean thrush? And I do keep getting pain deep within the breasts after feeding that can last for 30 mins or more.

After the hospital clinic on wed, I just pumped and gave him that until Sat to give my nipples time to heal. I then started putting him back on the breast on Sat....but it didn't take long for my nipples to get sore again. And during last night and this morning I have given him the expressed stuff again as I'm sore. He was very unsettled during the night - I fed him from the breast and couldn't get him to have any more but he would not go back to sleep as he was wide awake. I did all the usual things - changed nappy, winded, cuddled etc but he was awake for 2 hours following a 10 min feed on the breast. In the end I gave him a bottle of expreesed milk as I knew he hadn't had enough. It's as though he cannot get enough out of my boob. I wish we could get this feeding right as everything else is OK but this makes me feel really down.

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Monday, September 5th 2011, 1:50pm

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Have a look at this http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/p…_March_2009.pdf (not FZ endorsed link) and seevif it helps. If your local bf group is not that supportive then try the breastfeeding network help line number in the link I posted, it's the 0300 100 0210number. I've used them and found them great, the advisor gave me positioning tips and which made an almost instant difference.
It's great that pumping is maintaing your supply so he is getting breast milk and I know what a faff it is at this stage to do all that scrubbing and sterilising when you ought to be able to just pop a boob in his mouth, you have my admiration for your perseverance.

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Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 10:29am

Rocky, it does really sound like thrush and you're right, it can be hard to shift if left untreated but you 'are' treating it so try to be positive. Yes you've avoided meds while you were pregnant but right now you both need the thrush drugs so it's not like you're being flippant and giving him things willy nilly.

I believe it's so hard because since time began, new Mothers had support from experienced women when it came to breastfeeding. Everyone's Mothers, Aunts, sisters, cousins and friends had ALL breastfed their babies and they all supported each other. The art of latching on was handed down through the generations and new Mums were spot on right from the word go meaning that there were no sore cracks for bugs to get in, no sleepless nights worrying how many grammes baby had gained that week or whether or not Mum was doing it right. Here and now you're pretty much handed a baby and left to get on with it. The availability of formula and the money that was poured into the promotion of it during the 70s meant that right now we're lucky if our own Mothers breastfed us, let alone having a plethora of females around us who can talk us through it. It's a dying art.

So don't feel down that things are tough, it's not your fault, it's societies. Get the drugs from the doc, carry on with the cream/wash, change your breastpads regularly, wash your bras on hot, limit your sugar/bread intake and get some acidophilous tablets from the health food shop. If you can get hold of some silicone nipple shields that may help protect your nipples.

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Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 2:40pm

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I'm needing sme advice again!!
I've been taking the tablets (1 week into 2 week course) for the ductile thrush - and using cream and drops for LO. Last wed I went to clinic and managed to breastfeed while I was there without too many problems. But then by Friday I was in a lot of pain again with my nipples and breasts so I decided to express again to give myself a break. I expressed all day and night Fri and Sat and then I put LO back on the breast on Sun. I have breastfed all of Sun and Mon - with the pain in my nipples gradually getting worse. Saw the GP yesterday as I had deep breast pain again (which had gone while I was expressing - and seems to come and go). GP was not much help but said it will improve when LO is 6 weeks old - he is 4 and a half now. Anyway by today, my right nipple is so sore again that I am now only feeding him with the lesft and back to expressing the right. After a feed my nipples go white - particularly the right one.
I guess my question is..does this sound like thrush or positioning? I just don't understand why we can't get it right yet. Whe I feed from the right I can feel my nipple rubbing as he is sucking. But again, I don't know whether this is poor latch or because of the thrush and the damage that is there. I dsperately do not want to give up....but I cannot see bhow I can continue like this. Everytime I feel like we're turning a corner, we go back to square one. Any advice helpful x

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Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 7:11pm

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It does sound like thrush and it can be really stubborn to shift and yes, it can just feel like you're 'surviving' this period of his life, which is really blummin hard work.

Have you tried some acidophilous tablets? They sort out the balance of bacteria in your body and should help tame the thrush.

Have you tried looking on Youtube at positioning, latching etc? Just to make sure that you're happy with how you're doing things.

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Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 11:14pm

Not tried the acidophilous tablets but am having actimel drinks and live yoghurt. After another couple of breastfeeds I now have what look like little white blisters on the end of both my nipples. So I really am back to square one. My health visitor came today and watched him feed from the left and she thought the positioning looked OK. So I'm here expressing again as I type but I know I will not have enough to get through the night. I think it's game over now tas I can't bear the thought of feeding him.

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Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 8:12am

Hi rocky,

I'm not a bfing mum but I have done a bit or research on the subject and it sounds like you're describing nipple blanching/vasospasm (nipples turning white after a feed, deep pain etc) where for some reason the blood supply to the nipple temporarily cuts off, similar to what happens in the fingers/toes of people with raynaud's syndrome when they get cold. I found a description after searching "raynaud's syndrome nipple" which I really hope will get you the help you need and back on track. Good luck!
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Monday, September 26th 2011, 12:55pm

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to ask how 'normal' breastfeeding nipples should be. My nipples are always erect (never seem to go soft) so they brush on clothes and I'm always scared of anything touching them. They also have white lines on the tips of them - don't know if this is milk under the surface, the thrush or just normal for breastfeeding?

I'm still expressing and bottle feeding at the moment. I've now got Dactakort cream (tried Daktarin but wasn't doeing anything) but am not seeing any difference. My nipples are still really pink, hot and sore. The plan is to go back to the clinic on Wed and try and get LO back on the breast. I really want him to go back on as it's so hard expressing, but I'm also really worried about the nipple pain. I've been expressing for almost 2 weeks now and am really suprised that my nipples are still as they are without a baby sucking on them. I've been taking the fluconazole for over a week as wel and giving LO drops.

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Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:05am

Hi rocky, I know this thread is quite old so you are probably all sorted now, but I have finally turn a corner with the BFeeding and I put it all down to nipple shields, bizarrely Molly seems to latch on so much better with then and there is no pain, she always prefers the right boob, at times it was over twice the size of the left boob but after doing the rugby ball hold on kith boobs with left first, she is getting better at going on the left

I also use the Avent Nipple Shells in between feeds, hard plastic cups you put in bra so your nipples can air and don't rub against anything

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Hi Anna,

No, not al sorted - but things are better. I'm not expressing now and am feeding him from the breasts every time. But my nipples are still sore. I've had swabs done and there is no thrush so not sure what's going on. It is bearavle now though whereas it wasn't before. I still get deep breast pain as well but it's not after evry feed so I'm sure it can't be ductile thrush as that would happen after every feed. Glad that things have turned a corner for you...feel s though that's happening for me gradually. Would love it to be pain fre but not sure it ever will be. I've tried nipple shields but can't get them to stay on. Good tip about the shells - might try them. Can I ask - are your nipples always hard?as mine are and this makes it all more painful with rubbing against clothes. I use breast pads all the time but they still get sore. xx

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Monday, November 21st 2011, 9:13pm

Quick tip on the breast shields! I had to use them for nearly 3 weeks, every 2 hours! Hand express a tiny amount of milk onto the skirt bit. They stick really easily then. Also, go for the biggest size possible, you get more breast tissue in the nipple bit then, which makes milk transfer easier.
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