Did your nips get as painful with the second child as they did with the first when baby was a newborn? Or was it easier with the second because you knew what your were doing and could help the baby latch better?
This is a really good question but I have no idea what the answer is.
I have no personal experience but I just asked my sister.
She said it actually hurt longer with her son because he had a bad latch the first days in the hospital before the LC came in to help her correct it. She ended up getting a cracked nipple on that side as well as mastitis/clogged duct.
Probably not a typical case, but that's her experience.
I have nothing to add but I'd like to know if there is something you haven't told us Heather my dear? hmm?
heather_09_15_07:Did your nips get as painful with the second child as they did with the first when baby was a newborn? Or was it easier with the second because you knew what your were doing and could help the baby latch better?
I would have to say DD#2 was easier to BF than DD#1. Though I didn't have major problems with DD#1 (cracked nipples, bleeding, etc) there was a lot of frustration because the process was so foreign to me. Once DD#2 came around, it was easier mainly because I was more confident and didn't want to give up every time she didn't latch on correctly.
OMG no! Ha. Nothing to tell/share whatsoever.
It's just something I've been wondering.
Thanks for the input.
#2 was SO much easier.
#1 had latching problems, my nipples were sore, and I was so engorged because he couldn't figure it all out. #2 knew just what to do, my nipples only hurt a little bit, and I was not painfully engorged.