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Breast feeding

I'm honestly more scared about the pain from breast feeding more than I'm scared of labor!
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Breastfeeding dont hurt. you might be sore for a few days but painful its not.
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I'm scared of not wanting to feed her because how sore I will be
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Get a nipple guard
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If baby has a correct latch, it doesn't hurt. It's only uncomfortable for the first week. Ask to see a lactation consultant before you leave the hospital. You can also see if there is a breastfeeding support group in your area.

Nipple shields are not used while nursing. You use them to help shape your nipple so it's easier for baby to latch correctly.
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Nipple guards help when nipples are cracked, bleeding, etc... regardless of why they are made
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There are some with holes to feed baby
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