a little background. i have kind of flat nipples so with DS i ended up using a nipple shield the entire13 mos i bfed him. this time around i want to try and avoid the nippple shield. and so far we are doing ok.
but here is the deal. when DD nurses (1) it hurts like a SOB!!!! this is only for about the firs 30sec-1min.... i think this is probably pretty normal. but i just wanted to check. i mean it doesnt just hurt.... it HURTS (i make faces and curse and close my eyes really tightly until it is over) (2) i cant seem to get DD to open her mouth wide enough to take in more than just the nipple and a little areola... so often times she is making that clicking sound where her tongue is hitting the roof of her mouth.
i am thinking that with the clicking thing that it just may take some time for her to grow and her mouth to get bigger so that she can open it wider (when she latches... i use lower finger (the one holding my boob) to try and drop her chin more and get her mouth as wide as possible). but now that my milk has come in my nipples are sticking out less too and it makes it harder for her to latch.
i guess i am just wondering if it is ok for her to feed this way. eventhough it may not be 'the best" latch around she is still getting what she needs right? and hopefully as time progresses we will both get better at it?
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http://www.ingender.com/cs/forums/p/7093/54561.aspx#54561 here is the link to my TBM success story for #2! I went on to do the same for #3 and added ions/diet/low sodium/etc... #3 is my beautiful baby boy! does swaying actually sway???
hoping for BFPs for all my IG girls!..... lets see those second lines!!!
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