Alright I will try not I make this too long but seekin desperate help... My little boy will be two months old next week (time flies!) and were still struggling getting a good latch on my right breast. It is tearing me apart and hurts hurts HURTS!
Some background on us- I've got flat nipples so I've been using a nipple shield with success in getting back to nursing- I was exclusively pumping for two weeks due to amazing frustration first couple weeks... I love nursing him on my left breast, it's wonderful. But I dread my right one because it's so toe-curlingly painful. I've tried everything, switching up positions with no success, seen a lactation consultant where we had great success while at the appointment. Two weeks after we were back at square one.
I'm just so frustrated because I want breastfeeding to be a nice experience and not a dreadful one like it is 50% of the time. I have no plans on giving up and were working hard on our latch, but he doesn't like to open his mouth wide enough like he's supposed to, which makes him frustrated cuz I won't stick him on unless his mouth is open wide enough. He also likes looking up while on the right side and squirms and wiggles around too, which causes him to lose his latch and regain it super shallow... OUCH.
Tips? Advice? Encouragement? All of the above? Like I said I'm not giving up and refuse to I just want to know what's going on with him and what else can I do to fix it??