Quoting Dayton&Bella'sMommy:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I don't have an "opinoin" perse on pumping ... [snip!] ... here's your kid feed it... Idk anf when they brought my kids back from changing and bathing they had binkies in they mouths! :/"
Well, I would first recommend then that with the next baby, you nurse in that first few minutes you hold the baby. You'd be shocked at how strong the urge to latch isimmediately afte rbirth & the instinct is often spot on. The reason momma's are encouraged to nurse within an hour is that babies are often alert & they will do a good job of getting a good latch at that point all on their own.
My own experience seems to support this. With #1 I nursed him immediately - as in minute safter birth. With #2 he was not breathing well right away & then they let me see him but for a quick minute only & by the time I got him an hour later he is was out & slept 12 hrs & would not show any interest in latching. Finally at about 12 hrs he woke & did latch bu this latch was AWFUL & we continued to have problems with it for weeks & weeks. I tried to to get help & everyone kept saying his latch was "prefect" - but I KNOW it wasn't - it hurt & it shouldn't hurt or shred your nips. i was even told tha tmy nipples needed to "adjust" or "toughen up" - the porblem with that theory? I was STILL nursing my older one - so I had not ever stopped....and he nursed about 8-10 times a day right up to delivery - so there was no need for my nips to get used to anything. :/
I get VERY frustrated with how quick nurses are to tell you soreness is normal. Some tenderness maybe - but owie & pain, no. It is common, it is NOT a normal part of a good latch. It is so common because poor latch & undiagnosed tongue tie are all tooo common.
AND - remember too that if I could have #1 latch perfectly, never have ANY soreness or pain, etc & then do that for nearly 3 yrs & turn around & have a baby that I had to fight with to get latched well - then you can just as easily have an opposite expereince too & things coudl very well go well for you this time.