Re: Sore nipples amongst other problems...
Lipstick nipples mean the latch is shallow. Instead of the nipple landing on the sweet spot on the back of the tongue, underneath the soft palate, the nipple is sitting on the front of the tongue underneath the hard palate. When the nipple is on the back of the tongue, it experiences relatively little motion or compression. When a baby has a nice deep latch, the motion/compression is reserved for the relatively insensitive and elastic tissue of the areola. You can pinch the areola really hard and it won't hurt. The nipple is designed to be sensitive so that you know when baby is properly latched: if it hurts, the latch needs to be adjusted so that the baby can get milk.
Originally Posted by @llli*iritita
Iritita, has your baby been very carefully checked for tongue tie?
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