Breastfeeding Advice?

I know this is early being that I’m only 13 weeks. But it’s been on my mind a lot. I did try to breastfeed Jaylin and Jaxon, but ended up pumping and that didn’t keep my supply up so I ended up going to formula after about 3 weeks with both of them.

My problem is that my breasts are rather large (about a DDD and I went up to a H while pregnant with Jaxon) and I feel like my nipples are abnormally large as well…so when trying to get a 7lb baby to latch onto a nipple as big as their mouth…it’s hard for them to suck. We used a nipple shield for a little bit, but that was rather difficult to hold a baby, get that in place and then try to latch them on…..and it was especially more difficult when they wanted me to use a syringe to squirt sugar water into their mouth to get them to start sucking…very hard with only 2 hands and one is holding a baby while the other hand is trying to hold my giant boob from squishing the baby!

I know there has to be a way…this has to have been done before…I think I’m just missing something somewhere! Any advice, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Jackie is a stay at home mom to five wonderful children, 4 boys and a girl ages from infant to 10 years old. Her life is anything but calm, most days it's pure mayhem. You can follow her on twitter @monkey_mayhem
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Comments

  1. Linda Kish says:

    I was going to suggest La Leche League, too.

  2. I commend you for wanting to breastfeed! I know the La Leche League is supposed to be really helpful – maybe they would be a good starting place?