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help i cant breastfeed!!!!

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i have 3 boys and i couldnt breasfeed them because i have inverted nipples, i felt really bad but it wasnt an option. i want to have another baby and i want to be able to breastfeed, is there something i can do to be able to breasfeed ???? please help....

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Hi,I did not have inverted nipples, but always found breastfeeding really difficult.  I believe there are special nipple shields that you can wear before you have the baby to help draw out your nipples.  Also ask a breastfeeding specialist--public health nurse,etc.  Good luck! 
nipple sheilds work really good
A good friend of mine also has inverted nipples and she used nipple shields for a couple of months and then was able to quit using them and nursed for over a year without them. I would talk to a lactation nurse for advice on how to use them them and for how long. You can nurse just with some help.
I used nipple shields for both my boys and it did help (I had flat, not inverted though).  I also saw that Lansinoh and another brand make little suction cups to draw the nipple out.  Once the baby establishes a good latch, your nipples should naturally draw out and if you can get a manual or electric pump - it does help a lot to keep them in good condition if you use in between feedings.  Good luck, breastfeeding is unfortunately difficult for most women.
if you are eligible for WIC, they most likely have lactation specialists tht will help you any way they can.
you can use a pump before you start trying that will help on bringing them out, or you can use nipple shields...good luck<3
it's not the end of the world, just because you are unable to breastfeed. millions of babies develop just fine on formula. try a pump, like the previous posters have stated, if it is that important to you. if that doesn't work, then just let it go. don't beat yourself up about it, we all have imperfections. it takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.

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