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27/04/2013 at 11:31
So P is now 2 days old. We woke at 7am and i breastfed her.....and still havent stopped!! She just wants to go from one to the other and back again and its now been 4.5 hours with literally no break. When she drops off she will lie quietly for 5 mins max then wakes up fussing and crying for more and on she goes again.
Is this normal or as extreme as it feels???
27/04/2013 at 11:44
Day 2 is HARD. Iris was the same.
She is feeding to stimulate your milk to set up your supply. It's totally normal and does improve. You'll probably find your milk starts to come in tomorrow and then she'll start to feed less.
Make sure her latch is good and that you keep your nipples looked after with lots if lansinoh, don't let them get dry as wet healing/treatment will prevent cracks.
Totally normal x
27/04/2013 at 12:14
Totally normal. She's stimulating your supply and once your milk come in in the next couple of says she will settle. Echo what Hep says about Lansinoh, slather it on even if they seem fine at the moment and ask the mw to check your latch when she visits.
27/04/2013 at 18:43
Blimey i hope it improves tomorrow. Have been told latch is good but so for for the whole of today i have only had one hour off and my boobs are agonisingly painful when she latches on i am not sure how much more i can physically do....
27/04/2013 at 20:05
Honestly day 2 is HARD. It does get easier I promise. Your nips need to toughen up and she's feeding so much so your body knows how much milk it needs.
You're doing fabulously. Stick with it. You CAN do this.
BFing isn't easy but trust me when I say it does get easier and you are doing fabulously.xxxx
27/04/2013 at 20:07
Are you slathering on Lansinoh?
It's normal for it to be toe curling when she latches on while your nips toughen, as long as the pain goes after she's latched then there shouldn't be nipple damage. Don't let your nips dry out, keep them moist with Lansinoh xx
27/04/2013 at 20:08
Echo what Hepburn and AR have said, it's so so hard but this is the most painful bit, once you get through this it will be fine
27/04/2013 at 21:38
Wees your doing great stick with it as it is so worth it. If tou look on kellymom.she has a whole section on day 2 wel worth a read.wounld link but cant on phone xxx
27/04/2013 at 22:08
This link is very informative : www.thealphaparent.com/.../timeline-of-breastfed-baby.html
28/04/2013 at 02:20
Sounds like you are doing great. I remember day 2 was awful. Ill echo what everyone said about the cream. Put it on as much as possible!
28/04/2013 at 10:13
Thanks everyone. My milk came in last night so at least i feel its more justified!!
Thank you all so much for your encouragement xx
28/04/2013 at 14:35
glad things are going better xxx
28/04/2013 at 15:45
It does get easier now your milk is coming in. Just take care of your nips and keep an eye on latch if your boobs get really solid.
28/04/2013 at 16:21
oooooh yey keep going MM I had no idea breastfeeding was so intense thanks for that link Hep, I may have printed the page and laminated it in my preggo folder *saddo* x
28/04/2013 at 16:55
It's a great link!
28/04/2013 at 17:35
Everything Hepburn said. Lanisoh especially! :)
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