I've been nursing my son for almost nine months, and things have been going downhill for the past several weeks. It seems like since he started getting teeth he refuses to latch correctly. My nipples are cracked and bleeding, we're treating for thrush, and I just got through a bout of mastitis this weekend.
I've done everything I know of to correct his latch, but once he's on the breast he always pulls back to a shallow latch. I'll pop him off, he'll fuss, he'll latch on, pull back again, lather rinse repeat. He's not actually biting me, so at least we have that going for us. ;-) He's also not refusing to nurse - he'll actually grab my breast and pull it to him.
I'm going to try to find a lactation consultant tomorrow but I don't know how long it will take us to be able to see one (I work full time). Does anyone have any suggestions in the meantime? He takes bottles of EBM at day care so I suppose I could just pump, but I'd rather not go that route.
He has started solids but neither one of us are ready to wean yet. He still does a lot of comfort nursing - wants to nurse right when we get home from day care even if he finished eating right before I picked him up, nurses a ton when we travel, etc. I love our nursing time and hate that it's become so painful. Any advice is welcome!!