Okay, my DS is 11 weeks old today and we're still having latch issues that make it sometimes feel like we just got home from the hospital all over again. I know it's possible for him to latch correctly and nurse without pain because he's done it once or twice. The rest of the time is am always "aware" that he's on there and just deal with it but I don't want him to get used to nursing the wrong way (I hope it's not too late already). When the pain gets real bad I take him off and try again hoping that he will open his mouth wide enough for me to get enough in. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get him to take in more than just the nipple, or if he does get a good deep latch, he gags and pulls back to mostly just nipple before continuing.
I have very large and somewhat saggy breasts so we've always used the football hold but it's getting harder because he's getting so long. I also have large nipples and I don't know if this is part if the problem or not. My nipple usually has a horizontal crease across it when he finishes and I also suffer with vasospasms alot of the time.
He does take a pacifier but only wants it to fall asleep and then spits it out. He has had 3 bottles over the past 2 weeks (I suffer from ppd and am trying to get out of the house a little by myself) but definitely prefers the breast.
I have talked to LC a few times but can't seem to get the help I need.
Is it too late to fix this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions?