My babe is 3 months today and exclusively breastfed although it took us a little to get there! He was in the NICU (one arm was nuchal and the other posterior during birth) for his first 11 days and didn't go to breast until he was 8 days old. He was given bottles of breastmilk/formula when I wasn't meeting his needs.
He has a very tense jaw and seems to clamp down from the moment he latchs until he is done.
My nipples constantly feel raw/sore and are very sensitive to any fabric touching them. From the outside his latch looks good (although one LC did comment that he seemed to be sliding down after the initial latch). He's gaining well and is satisfied after feeds.
Any advice on how I can get him to relax his jaw/take more breast in? After 3 months I'm ready to stop being sore!