Where exactly are you supposed to face the nipple when inserting into baby's mouth? I have been pointing the nipple up towards the roof of baby's mouth since the start and always end up with a line down the middle of my nipple. However, I was watching my friend nurse the other day and she latched on her baby straight on. She said she has always done it this way and she hasn't felt any pain or discomfort nursing since her baby was a week old...Is this the right way to latch?
For background: My son had his posterior tongue tie and upper lip tie clipped 2 weeks ago and breastfeeding has been much better since then (my nipples used to be raw and very strongly lipstick shaped before then). However, there is still a little discomfort when feeding. There is always an initial 10-20 second sizzle (which I have been told may always be there) but then even afterwards, I feel more discomfort than the "slight tug and pull" that I am told breastfeeding feels like.
Could it be because I'm inserting the nipple incorrectly? Or can this discomfort happen just because my baby is a voracious sucker (according to 2 LCs)?
Thanks in advance!