Breastfeeding and it hurting

Rickie - posted on 07/05/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby is 16 days old and I have had mastitis already and gotten rid of it but now my nipples are all cracked and sore they were bleeding the other night and when my baby breastfeeds it's like I'm being bitten even tho he doesn't have teeth it hurts so much to the point I'm gasping for air as it is so much pain I feel as tho I can't handle it but I'm sticking with it just wondering of any other mummy's have been through this and wondering if it gets better with time

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Shelby - posted on 07/05/2013

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I went through cracked nipples as well.. don't worry it does get better with time. Make sure baby is latched properly, he should be sucking on most of the areola not just the nipple. In the mean time squeeze some breastmilk on your nipples and let it dry.
Hang in there he is still learning to breastfeed too!

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Rickie - posted on 07/06/2013

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Yes he is latching properly I am hanging in there just hope the pain eases soon

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