Trouble Getting Baby to Latch...

@birthlady (5613)
United States
October 29, 2006 12:49pm CST
on while breastfeeding? I am a lactation consultant and can answer your questions! Bring it on!
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• United States
29 Oct 06
he has a hard time latching on the right side for some reason, and now i'm getting mastises or whatver its called... i've tried pumping to relieve it, but it hurts even more....
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Try using warm compresses (warm cloth) and expressing milk to relieve pressure. Also a warm shower helps. To help the "let down" reflex, rub tiny circles before you manually express milk, it helps to do this in a warm shower. Mastitis is a plugged milk duct that is not draining and getting infected. Manually express milk on that side before you offer the right side to baby. If you offer the right side first, baby may empty that side. Babies tend to prefer the left, its where the heart beat is, and very comforting to baby. Remember to offer both sides, and allow baby to empty both sides.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Pin a diaper pin to your nursing bra strap and always switch the pin to the side you begin feeding with.
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• United States
30 Nov 06
that is interesting to know that babies prefer the left side, I know my daughter always did, and I thought it was just her, lol
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• India
29 Oct 06
What if mother does not produce enough milk needed by the child...What should mother do in such situations??
• United States
10 Nov 06
I have twins that I am nursing and would like to know how to build my storage supply?
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Do you mean a frozen storage supply?
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• Norway
29 Jan 07
Can a girl have milk without being pragnent? I mean for the sake of adoption or for the sake of intimacy? After childbirth how long can a lady continue to produce milk?
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Usually a woman does not make milk without being pregnant, but for the sake of adoption, some women do try, and there are techniques outlined both for "relactation" and lactation, outlined by the World Health Organization. Search their website at http://www.who.org
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• United States
30 Oct 06
lol I dont brest feed lol
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@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
29 Oct 06
I think men arent allowed in here
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@alinageo (309)
• Romania
30 Nov 06
no! What do you think?
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Ok. I think you are a young male.
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