Re: Still confused about nipple placement...
Anatomy varies from woman to woman and baby to baby. So the ideal place to aim your nipple depends a lot on your individual baby and your individual body. If aiming your nip at the roof of your baby's mouth is resulting in compression (that's what's causing the stripe down the middle of the nipple), then it makes sense to play around with where you aim your nipple. Maybe a different latching technique will enable a deeper latch. But in general, aiming for the roof of the mouth results in the deepest latch.
ETA: being a "voracious sucker" has nothing to do with discomfort. When a baby is properly latched on, it doesn't matter how hard he sucks, because the suction will affect only the resilient, elastic tissue of the areola. The nipple will be so far back in the baby's mouth that it will experience almost no motion, suction, or compression. Therefore, my feeling is that the pain you're experiencing is due to the small size of your young baby's mouth, or perhaps residual tongue tie.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; January 11th, 2014 at 03:07 PM.
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