So DD is now 1 week old, and bf'ing IS getting better. I have less and less discomfort in general as everyone (and their respective parts) gets accustomed to new pressures, etc. The lovely blood blisters I developed early on are also healing nicely. However, I continue to notice a white line across my nipple when DD is finished and a "lipstick" shape to the end. I also continue to have some discomfort DURING sucking. I suspect part of this is due to a still shallow latch (her tiny mouth can only open so wide, right?) but I also wonder if she's clamping down some? How do I know? I don't think I have a particularly fast flow...
Is this something that should just improve as she grows? Or is there something else I can do in the meantime? Any thoughts are appreciated. This isn't so terrible that Im at risk for stopping bf'ing...but I think everyone's getting tired of hearing my swearing at latching on & I'm getting tired of pretty constant discomfort with every feeding.
Thanks SO much!