Re: Bf pain nipple too big
I had a similar issue -- is nipple too big because of damage already occurring or is it just that too big in general? Everything seemed great with my latch with baby for the first 24 hours or so, but then there were problems. I had an IBCLC come to visit, but other than telling me the latch was not deep, there was not much we could do because baby just couldn't get it for a while -- it took a lot of work and tears and, yes, screaming, I am sad to report. I did have to do some pumping when the damage was too bad and baby couldn't latch (nipple was scabbed and hard -- gross, sorry!). But once it started healing, then he was able to latch a bit better, but still is not great with that side.
Unfortunately, even with working on getting his mouth open and latching better, his initial latch still hurt terribly for months. But the good news is if you can get through that pain and heal, then you're home-free (for the most part).
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.