2 day old with shallow latch
My son is 2 days old and is my second child. I nursed my daughter and didn't have too many problems with latching initially. My son keeps getting a shallow latch and my nipples are sore and blistered! I've tried getting him to open his mouth wider and then basically shove the nipple in as far as I can, but I don't know if my timing is bad or what, but it doesn't seem to be effective. Does he maybe just have a smaller mouth so is having a hard time getting a good latch? Could it be because he's still only getting colostrum and is too anxious to get his belly full of "regular" milk? Any advice would be so much appreciated!
DD born 7/14/2011 7 lbs. 10 oz.
DS born 5/31/2013 8 lbs. 6.5 oz.