Similar Questions with Answers
Question: I used nipple shield to feed my elder one as i have inverted nipples. I would like to feed my baby directly. Any tips to overcome inverted nipples?
Answer: There are some suction devices promoted for reversing inverted nipples. Most are worn under clothing for extended periods of time.
These products are sold under a variety of names, including:
These devices usually work by pulling the nipple into a small cup. This stimulates the nipple and makes it protrude.
When used over time, these devices can help loosen the nipple tissue. This can help your nipples remain erect for longer periods of time.
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Question: My nipples are flat, not inverted. Is it possible to feed my baby? Or should I consult a doctor
Answer: Hello dear
It is very difficult for a newborn baby to latch flat and small nipples. But there should not be any problem with breastfeeding. Most newborns can latch on to flat nipples without much of a problem. And, as long as your baby can latch on to your breast properly, he or she will be able to draw your nipples out.
There are lots of techniques that are useful in dealing with flat nipples. These include:
1. Using a pump to draw out the nipple before offering it to the baby.
2. Stimulating your nipple with a cold compress to make the nipple protrude.
3. Pulling back on the areola before you latch the baby on.
4. Finding a nursing position that allows you to support your breast and the baby’s head while working on the correct latch.
Question: My baby cries a lot & does not take breast feed. How can i make him take breast feed. I use nipple shield as my nipples are flat
Answer: This is a temporary phase where your baby is acting fussy and cranky and is not willing to take up your breast milk.
you need to check his weight it should be somewhere around 150 to 200gm extra from his birth weight so if she was 3 kg at birth then she should be 3.200 grams now.
if the weight is normal then do not worry check your baby's loo if its little pale yellow or curdy colour then that's normal and this is a good sign that a baby is getting enough milk.
Try pressing your breasts gently while your baby sucks milk.
This will help to stimulate milking ducts.
Change your position. And keep switching between breast as it may be a cause that your milk flow is not enough or your milk is not coming down as required by Baby.
if your baby drinks for a while and then again detaches from your brest, this might eventually slow down your milk.
if nothing works on try expressing your milk, use electric or manual pump whichever suits you best. electric pumps are of Great Value because they easily Express around 600 to 700 ml milk per day and also you can feed your baby with bottle. if you are baby is cranky and not taking your breast then this is best solution.
an electric breast pump will help extract your milk and you can store it as well as feed your baby as in when he cries.
Hope it helps!