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07/30/2009 at 12:00 PM ET

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UggaMugga.com on

Yes, breastfeeding does hurt in the beginning…the contractions in the uterus and getting your nipples used to the latch and tongue movements…but if you persevere, the pain 100% goes away shortly after!

Unfortunately, the uterine contractions are more severe with #2 and #3 (at least from my experience). But fortunately, the adjustment time lessens with each child (again, from my experience, anyway).

Anna on

I’d say breastfeeding hurt me a total of about 5 times and that went away 2-3 days after giving birth. The uterine contractions were the only cause of pain for me.

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Yes, I would get the swine flu vaccine if I were pregnant. Apparently the swine flu is particularly dangerous to pregnant women, the risk of a vaccine–which isn’t high–is much, much lower than the risk of getting sick. I would have gotten the regular flu shot while pregnant, except I had already gotten that winter’s shot a month before becoming pregnant. I was happy I didn’t have to worry about it.

Christine on

1. Breastfeeding does hurt, even when doing it right. I breastfed and pumped for 6 weeks before giving up and it hurt pretty much every single time.

2. I’m a nurse with two little kids (one with lung issues) and I’m pregnant (due in February). Unless my midwife advises otherwise, I plan to get the swine flu shot and the flu shot this year.

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