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30/01/2014 at 18:31
Has anyone used temporarily and gone back to breast feeding ok?
my nips are so sore, partly from bad latch (we're working on it) and possibly from thrush. E has a white patch on roof of his mouth and my boobs feel like he's rubbing broken glass in them for the duration of the feed so for some respite I've caved and am. using shields and it's utter bliss! I plan to just use tonight to give my nips a break. Ive hot the hv tomorrow who can hopefully confirm thrush, but I feel like such a failure :-(
has anyone used them? Did feeding get better or worse after?
30/01/2014 at 18:43
Doing what works for you and your baby does NOT make you a bad mummy. And you are NOT a failure! You are feeding your baby and doing what you need to do to get through. And you are getting the potential thrush checked tomorrow. None of that is bad mummy behaviour xx
30/01/2014 at 18:44
Thanks Weekender :-)
Hope you and that baby of yours are doing well x
30/01/2014 at 18:52
What Weekender said, not a failure or a bad mummy, just one doing her best. Hope you get the thrush sorted - make sure you both get treated so you can get shot of it once and for all.
30/01/2014 at 18:53
We are ok for now thank you :)
I'm sure there's some on here that used nipple shields and there's also some that expressed for months, others use formula...there's even some that I think managed to go back to breastfeeding after a few days of bottle feeding so dont worry about a night of nipple shields. As long as your baby is being fed by some means that's all that matters xx
30/01/2014 at 19:49
Why would you be a bad mummy? I used them for 6 months as his latch was poor so he kept coming off. He self weaned at 6 months and I'm still exclusively bfing.
30/01/2014 at 19:57
I used them for a couple of weeks to help with latch. Allowing my son to carry on struggling to latch on and get worked up and stressed at every feed would have made me a bad mummy. Shields were just common sense.
30/01/2014 at 20:17
Of course you're not a bad mummy. I would say to get some professional support though, ideally a breastfeeding counsellor. Unfortunately not all midwifes and HV's are great at identify problems. Be strict with latch and treat both of you if it's thrush.
30/01/2014 at 20:26
Thanks all, if we treat the thrush and I can get a referral for a small posterior tongue tie we'll be laughing!
30/01/2014 at 23:21
31/01/2014 at 07:45
Yep I used them and stopped after a few days (maybe a week) no problem x
31/01/2014 at 09:41
I used them for a week or so whcih gave me time to heal after she'd cracked them because of her posterior TT. Once i'd healed she went back to feeding perfectly fine :)
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