I've posted before about the pain I feel when my son (now 5 weeks old) latches on. I saw a lactation consultant about a week and a half ago for help with his latch, and I was able to replicate her suggestions during the consultation. Since then, though, I have a really hard time getting him to latch properly at home. He is getting enough milk -- gaining weight well and having lots of poopy and wet diapers -- but it's still painful when he latches on. Sometimes it subsides after 30 seconds or so, but sometimes it just continues. I can't seem to get him to open wide like the LC showed me -- I've even read a bunch of articles and watched a couple of videos on latch-on and still can't get it.
I usually just do the "cross cradle" hold. I tried the "laid-back" position today, thinking that might help, but it actually hurt a little more (and I can't see his latch in that position).
I feel like I should have the latch/positioning down by now and not sure what else I can do. Any advice is appreciated!