Re: Fussiness and crying while nursing
Link to the breast/nipple sandwich technique: http://www.mother-2-mother.com/NippleSandwich.htm IMO the pictures do not show quite enough compression, and the mom's hand is too far back from the areola, but that's just me: I had to put my hand more or less immediately behind the areola and squish until my areola was a nearly flat oval. (Does that make any sense?) I'm sure the way it works is different for every mom, depending on breast shape and density. So if the technique doesn't work for you as shown, try varying where you put your hand and how much compression you use.
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