Re: Lipstick Nipple/Latching Problems
The PP gave excellent advice!
I wish i could tell you when your baby will grow enough to stop hurting you, but it's so different for every mama. With my first baby, it took 5 months. With my second, it took less than 3 weeks. I think the fact that you are no longer cracked is a good indication that your pain experience will be on the shorter end, though!
I'm glad you found the football position helpful. When you have really sore nips, it's important to vary your nursing position and look for the position that is less ouchy. Sometimes just having baby's mouth fall into a slightly different position can ease the pain on your sorest spots and make nursing more tolerable.
Hang in there! You're doing an awesome job and I promise that it will get better!
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