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She's teething. There's no doubt about it. She's teething and I think it hurts her to nurse. And because she's trying to alter her latch to soother her hurting gums, it's killing my boobs. She's doing this thing where she's latching on properly, but then slides her latch down so that she's just mostly got the tip, and then she pulls with her head.

That's some serious pain there. I just keep correcting the latch, but man... feedings are taking so long, and they're fucking painful right now. This is more pain than when she was firstborn and just learning. I hope whatever is hurting her hurries up and comes out.

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joeymichaels
Aug. 17th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC)
You know, it is good to be male.
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I agree with you.
2kidsdad
Aug. 17th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Man, had to get me thinking about your boobs?! ;)

I know you are for the whole breast-feeding thing, but there are some nursing bottles out there you can get that are designed to sooth teething babies while they feed. You might look into it, it only gets worse as they get more teeth.
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
But then I'd have to pump... and pumping isn't much fun either, trust me.
kraftygal
Aug. 17th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)
Youch! I don't envy you, lady. Can you take anything that won't effect the milk?
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
Lanolin cream, hot/cold compresses, tylenol/advil... that's about it.
virtual_geisha
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
I sympathize honey, I really REALLY do. Breastfeeding can be excrutiating. Lansinoh lanolin breast cream can help heal your cracked nipples...and as soon as she latches on wrong *because I'm sure you can feel it, heh*, take your pinky finger and break the suction and try again...don't let her continue to suckle if she's not latched on properly.

If there isn't any near you, here's a link for ya.

*huggles* Don't worry, your tender nipples will start to toughen up soon.
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have the cream, it's good stuff. For some reason though, it's not helping me much right now. I just want her to start nursing normally again :(
osoqres
Aug. 17th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
Jack Daniels!

Sorry, my cure for everything
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
It's been so long since I've had a drink, I'd probably be sick at the taste!
osoqres
Aug. 18th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Things were so bad with my daughter's infancy that my wife found herself sitting in the bathroom crying with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other thinking "well.... I can't take care of a screaming baby drunk, I better just start smoking again!"

Its a bitch.
katlizy
Aug. 18th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
HAHA no you don't that hurts more.
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
LoL only if she bites me ;)
sharya
Aug. 18th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
Btw, how are the wedding plans going?
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