Quick Breastfeeding Tips

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    New mothers may find breastfeeding confusing at first. You may not know exactly what to do or how to do it. Hopefully these breastfeeding tips will help to get you started.

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  1. Profile photo of JQBMom JQBMom says:

    I wanted to comment specifically on the nipple-care tips, and to ask questions:
    I have not started breastfeeding yet, as I do not give birth for another month or so , but I have been prepping with short-burst nipple toughening (gentle washcloth ‘trauma’, as my Mum swears this helped her to prep before my siblings were born – she didn’t know about it with me!) and using organic coconut oil as a lotion, since that helped a LOT when my nipples first got REALLY sensitive – I had looked up natural (non-lanolin, as I have a poor reaction to it, plus lanolin is very sticky and kinda difficult to apply to owie places) remedies for sore nipples.
    The bonus was that coconut oil was also recommended for diaper rash (amongst other things), and I was REALLY hoping for a good alternative to Desitin, as I LOATHE that stuff!

    So, my questions are as follows:
    1) has anyone else really used coconut oil as nipple lotion and/or diaper ointment?
    2) If so, have you used other remedies, and what was the comparison?
    3) Has anyone discovered a coconut allergy in their baby from day one? I know this question is the least likely to be answered, but I wanted to ask.

    Thanks, CoMommunity!
    😀

    • Profile photo of Megan KlayEditor Megan Klay says:

      Hi there! I used coconut oil as a nipple lotion when I was first nursing, and found that it didn’t hold up as well as the Lanolin. I used Lansinoh’s Lanolin and really liked it! I also use coconut oil as a diaper ointment, and it works great. We don’t baby wipe him for pees, only poos (he poops at least once a day so he gets a frequent, thorough wipe down, not counting baths which we do twice/week), and we apply the coconut oil after every wipe down. It works great! We have used butt paste a handful of times if he seems more seriously irritated, but otherwise coconut oil does the trick. I love the stuff!

  2. Profile photo of Alyssa Alyssa says:

    My daughter didn’t want anything to do with eating in her first 2 hrs, I had a normal delivery and skin to skin time, but all she wanted to do was look around :) She’s a week yesterday and eating well now, I had a terrible time with engorgement on her 4th-5th day. so now I have a nice stock of milk in the freezer, half of it colostrum :) definitely recommend pumping when you’re engorged, might as well take advantage of the crazy milk production

  3. Profile photo of MrsPearson MrsPearson says:

    breastfeeding is the best!

  4. Profile photo of Juana Juana says:

    I love to breast feed and I’m eager to do it again. I get very emotional just seeing my baby drinking milk .

  5. Profile photo of RANECIA RANECIA says:

    i also take fenugreek for lactation;-). its helped so did cutting out tomatoes it s been giving me heartburn:-(

  6. Profile photo of Summertime94 Summertime94 says:

    cant wait to start breast feeding

  7. great info..great article

  8. Profile photo of EbyMom EbyMom says:

    this will be helpful. good article

  9. Profile photo of allie_cat allie_cat says:

    i will keep this all in mind

  10. when my baby is born i will breastfeed her but when we went to a store and my husband got me nipple butter and it was a sample but with my 2nd dauter my nipples got bad soo sore and idk about the nipple butter but with this babe ohhh im going to use my nipp butter

  11. I fear how big these things are gonna get

  12. Profile photo of emi285 emi285 says:

    If you ever need help, the La Leche League has great tips on their website too!

  13. Profile photo of erica erica says:

    i loved it im a try it

  14. Profile photo of Valerie Valerie says:

    very informative. love it(:

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