Created by Updated on Dec 06, 2015
Hi.. My baby is 3 months old... I have a flat nipples so I am giving him thro pumping and giving him . Is that ok? And I am feeding him thro bottle? Please suggest me ? What to do?
| Dec 06, 2015
Hi Vaishnavi It's perfectly OK to pump and feed your little one breast milk in a bottle. However it is more convenient to learn to breastfeed. You can consult a lactation specialist at any specilized maternity centre and they will help you feed even with flat nipples. It will take a little bit(or a lot) of effort initially till you and your baby establish a feeding relationship. But it is comfortable once that is done. Many women with flat nipples go on to successfully breastfeed. It will give you and your baby that special time together which you will cherish in future. All the best!
| Dec 06, 2015
In medical shops u will also get silicon nipples.... u just place those clean and sterilized nipples on ur breast nipples and feed ur baby .....and yes bottle feeding is not safe as it is the most common source of infection and also creates gastric issues in babies.
| Dec 08, 2015
Hi.. Even I have a flat nipple on one side. It was very painful initially to breastfeed but with time my daughter and I are getting around it.. She is 2 months now and though its still problematic feeding from flat nipple it has become much better. Also as she feeds from that side the nipple has started coming in better shape too.. As for the time its not possible to feed her from. that side I pump out the milk and use sterilized spoon to feed her... Speak with your doctor and hopefully you will find a solution to breaatfeed soon.. All the best!!