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how does this work....

I had my boy on the 13th and it was a c section. Im tired of pumping my boobs. Do i have to take something so my milk drys up?...or...do i just stop pumping and the milk just goes away n stops comming in???
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If U keep pumping Ur milk will keep coming. But if you just stop the milk still comes in. U will get engorged & the milk will keep coming in. It's painful. I've nursed all 3 of my babies. 1st until 20 months, 2nd until 14 months (I got prego) and now my newborn. But even w my 1st 2 even after 14 months it's still painful to stop. Talk to a lactation specialist-call Ur hospital they can direct U to one or talk to Ur pediatrician for advise. Yes look on YouTube for how to get them to latch correctly. Once u get the latch down it's easy. But if u keep giving him the bottle that can make it more difficult as well. Be patient you'll get it. Nursing is so beneficial for Ur lil 1. I've also had Csections w all my babies-part of how Ur feeling is also dealing w healing from the surgery. Try getting a good nursing pillow (I like the Boppy) try holding the baby in different positions. Again look on YouTube or Google, there is the cradle hold, the football hold etc. don't give up.
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You don't just put the nipple in, you flatten the breast a bit and put as much of the breast in as will go, along with the nipple, like the baby is taking a big mouthful of a hamburger in a bun.  Please talk to a lactation specialist, your doctor can help you find one through your hospital.  Don't give up on nursing this early just because you dislike pumping, and don't give up on your baby being able to nurse.
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Look up on internet how to make the baby latch
or talk to lactation person to explain it to you how to do it
it seams hard but it easy
take your nipple between your fingers,put a nipple above her upper lip,when the baby opens its mouth put the nipple in the babys mouth
its gonna be hard at the begginig,your nipples are gonna be on fire but if you can make it for 3-4days it goes away
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134578 tn?1642048000
Have you spoken with a lactation consultant?  They can really help.
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He doesnt latch
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134578 tn?1642048000
Why don't you just have the baby drink from the breast?  You don't need to pump, he'll do the work.
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If you want the milk to go away then you need to stop pumping, pumping will cause your body to continue making milk. Tips to help dry up your milk is don't drink very much for a few days and don't take any hot showers,if they start to hurt cabbage leaves can help.  good luck!
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