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Old 11-19-07, 12:36 PM
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I already want to quit! I know it's bad but I just can't help feeling sometimes like breastfeeding is too difficult for me!

My nipple on one breast has a few tiny sores on it that are all read and bleedy, both breasts are INCREDIBLY engorged all the time... even after I pump, and the breasts hurt so bad I just want to sit here with them out all day except that I HATE sitting here! I don't like feeling confined to the house just because of bfing and Nolan doesn't want to take a bottle from me so we can't go anywhere if he wants to feed (I'm too self concious at this time to bf in public)

Okay sorry it's been one of those weekends/days.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:38 PM
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Keep at it and call in some support if you need it. The first couple of weeks are rough but once you get through those you'll be glad you did it.
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Old 11-19-07, 12:41 PM
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Definitely get some lansinoh or other lanolin-based ointment to help with the sores and pain. I know it can be tough, but you'll feel great if you can make it work. No matter what you decide, though, you've done great just trying!
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Old 11-19-07, 12:42 PM
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try lanolin that will help with sore nipples and its safe for baby to bf. i am sorry you are feeling this way. but its only been a week give it alittle more time andyou'll get the hang of it. i was the same way with Andy i just wanted to curl up and cry in a corner.
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Kayla, I know exactly how you are feeling. It took over a week before my nipples were no longer sore and it gets much better after that. I won't b/f in public either so I know how that goes too. Hang in there, we are here if you need it!
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