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My 12 days old baby is sucking so hard that

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: My 12 days old baby is sucking so hard that my wifes nippels hurt very very bad and she us not able to give her milk now as well. how can those nipples can be fixed, because its about 4 times that she is facing the issues ( every 2-3 hours) where baby is crying but shes not able to feed her at all.
Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Wrong Latching

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting the query

The sucking is hard because the latching is not proper. Whole areola part that is the dark area surrounding the nipple should be inside the babies mouth.

Ask her to apply Nip care, after stopping the breast feed.
Home made ghee application will also reduce the nipple sores

Watch this video foe latching technique.

Any issues do follow up.
Take care.
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