Me again! The twins are 5 weeks, still having issues. Dominic's latch is getting better, and I can nurse him with a nipple shield without any pain. August on the other hand, really seems like he can't latch properly, and I don't know if it's correctable.
He had a slight tongue tie which we got clipped, and didn't seem to help much. He doesn't open his mouth enough (I've literally tried for 15 minutes, he just won't do it). So he doesn't get much of the nipple, and then he just CHEWS. It's incredibly painful, even with the shield. My nipple is flat when he's done. I've tried massaging his jaw, putting downward pressure on his chin... It almost seems like he chomps down even harder. My nipples feel like ground beef.
I'm really starting to feel like he's a lost cause. Is there anything else I can do? I haven't had a chance to go to a LLL meeting yet, the last one fell on the same day as an OB checkup for me.