January 12, 2007, Newsletter Issue #112: Too sore to nurse?

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If you find that you are too sore to nurse, you may opt to feed your baby with an alternative feeding device such as an eye dropper, medicine dropper, feeding syringe, soft flexible medicine cup, spoon, or nursing supplementer attached to your finger while your nipples heal. Bottles are best avoided due to the risk of nipple confusion, especially if your baby is less than 4 weeks old. It is important to find the reason for your soreness, so consult a lactation consultant or LLL leader.To maintain your supply make sure that you pump enough to make up for missed feeds.

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