Feeling desperate about breastfeeding..help!
I am almost hating breastfeeding at this point, need some help! My baby girl is 3 weeks old and has had latching problems from the beginning. She is my little 'snapper', which means that she never keeps her mouth open long enough for me to get a good latch. Usually when we do get a pretty good latch, it's because she's so frustrated that she's screaming and crying and then her mouth is wide open long enough for me to get my nipple in there. After the first week my nipples were cracked and bleeding, so I rented a pump and pumped for 5 days straight, then went back to trying to breastfeed about 1-2 times a day. Breastfeeding is no longer 'excruciating' as it was at first, but just very uncomfortable and ANNYOYING when she is latched on. Feels like she is rubbing my nipple to death, then I take her off, try to get a a better latch, and it just gets more and more frustrating! I need help...does anyone know how I can get her to keep her mouth open for longer than a split second? I just know if she can do this that we can get better latches. Help!