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12 Jan 2005

breastfeeding worries
I am 22 weeks pregnant with my second child. With the first I had a lot of problems breastfeeding and now I am too scared to try again.

I have inverted nipples and breastfeeding was an ordeal! It hurt like hell and the poor little baby had more blood than milk at times. He screamed his head off for the first 3 weeks because he was hungry (I had enough milk to feed two babies, but he couldn't get it out!). Feeding time should be a positive experience for both mother and baby, and a special time for bonding, but for us it was an absolute horror.

I really don't want to go through all that again, but my husband insist that I at least make an effort. Is there anything I can do to make it easier this time? (Please note that we live on a farm, the nearest town is about 150km away and I do not have access to a lactation consultant).

Any advise welcome.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

There are ways of dealing with inverted nipples, but you will need help with this. You could always try and stop if it does not work.

Best wishes
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