This is a discussion on Mommies choose to direct latch on or pump milk during confinement? within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Originally Posted by bashful During my confinementwaftedI gave birth to dear son, My CL suggested that I express breastmilk for ...
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I'm direct latch on till nipple crack, very painful.. so choose to pump out but sometime still try to latch on when the nipple recover back bit bit...
then night time now choose to give formula cox my milk not enough for her to drink(if pump out) unless latch on..
btw, how long do i need to pump out once?
You might want to consult a LC if you want to try latching on techniques.
For me now i am 100% ebm mummy coz i did not seek LC's help earlier and keep pumping out so to let my nipples heal. Baby now 4 months dont want my nipples anymore *sob sob*
Are you using dual pump or single?
If dual pump=> 20mins (Pump 10mins then stop and massage breasts and pump another 10mins)
If single pump=> 30min (Pump 5 mins on each side then stop to massage the breast and repeat for 3 times on alternate breasts)
To increase you milk flow, what i did was pump 8 times a day, took fenugreek and drank lactating supplement milk. Try not to use high pump suction as your nipples might develop scabs and further aggravate your current condition.
Apply nipple protection cream after every feed to help it heal faster.
Can still latch on when having sore/cracked nipples, bear with the pain by deep breathing (like during labour). Otherwise, seek LC's help early.
thanks mummies... will try have proper way to latch on... but what if baby mouth didnt open that big?
i use single elec pump, normally pump one side till almost finish then only pump the other side o...
worried if apply cream, then let baby suck, will not good o not ?
Also try Medela-Purelan Lanolin ointment for cracked/sore nipples, its 100% pure lanolin so not harmful to baby. I am using it for bf. My baby also same as yours, mouth always open small small, i wait for her to yawn and stuff my areola in..hehe
Apply cream after feeding. By the next feed, the cream would have been absorbed by the skin.
Yes, let baby open mouth WIDE, hold the head and stuff the mouth to the aerola. Use fingers to make the lips flare outwards, if needed. (My boy has a tiny mouth.)
Missy S, I had the same problem as you, which is why I gave up direct breastfeeding altogether and resorted to pumping out my milk for my son to drink from the bottle, supplemented with formula. He's 2 months and 3 days old now. In the beginning, he took the bottle at times, because I was too tired to direct breast feed for long periods (young babies fall asleep at the breast a lot), and I was worried whether he was taking in enough - there's no way to know when you're direct breastfeeding. Besides, my milk supply was low then. Soon, he began to prefer the bottle, because the flow is much easier and he doesn't have to work as hard to get the milk. Thereafter, when I tried to put him to my breast, he would scream and fight it. It was very stressful for baby and me. Instead of making us closer (like breastfeeding advocates say), it pushed us apart. Now that I'm expressing milk for him to drink, he lets me hold him, and he's fun to play with in other ways. I'd say the most important thing is to feed your baby enough and satisfy him - it doesn't matter how you do it.
Last edited by zenmoonflower; 22-07-2010 at 03:50 PM.
I demand my baby to latch at me during confinement, sound so tiring but i never give up.
Personally, no matter what, both you and baby need time to adjust.
and its true
It's true its demand when baby during confinement, coz the important is she can feed the first milk of mother, full of vitamins.
It is prescribe by the doc that during confinement, our baby must be latch, no pumping