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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have very big nipple. it makes latching difficult. baby feeds over an hour then wakes up soon to feed. milk is enough (4 oz) when pump. pacifier?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Use bottle: You could use pump and put your breast milk in a bottle to feed your baby.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Work on feeds: More than 10 minutes on a side will only gain baby 5% more milk, so if baby stays this long it may delay movement of milk forward. I would not feed baby any sooner than 2 hours from the last feed & not assume that their sucking behavior is hunger. Br is feeding + pleasure of lip stimulation + nurturing.Other forms of oral stimulation like a pacifier can help.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
A local lactation specialist can watch him nurse and help you out. Call the nursery at the hospital where he was born for contact info.
Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
A local lactation specialist can watch him nurse and help you out. Call the nursery at the hospital where he was born for contact info.
Nov 10, 2012
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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