How much can a small chin affect breast feeding and is there a way to tell if it's causing the problem?
My 1 month old has always had trouble breastfeeding. He had tongue tie, but that was corrected at 10 days old. Two to three professionals have told me his suck is good. I've worked with two lactation consultants on latch and feel like I'm getting him on okay. I have large breasts and my nipples are on the large side, but I feel like I shouldn't be having these problems for so long. My supply is also okay, I'm pumping 2-4 ozs a session (every 2-4 hours).
But still I can't get him to exclusively breast feed. He gets a little from me, but not enough to satisfy him. He'll still drink most if not all of his bottle of expressed milk after nursing from me for 30-45 minutes. He's been weighed before and after nursing twice and either got nothing or a few mls.
Two lc's mentioned his small chin in passing, but focused on other things. Here is a profile shot of my baby:
Any opinions? Is there a way to tell if his chin is causing problems? Are there any positions you'd recommend that might help? I've tried cradle positions, football hold, nursing on my back, nursing reclining in a chair with him glued to my side, nothing g has worked very well, though.