Hi everyone, I am a first time mom with a 1 month old and I am still having trouble with sore nipples. I saw a lactation consultant at 1 week and 2 weeks and they said baby's latch was good but he has a small mouth, they said it would likely get better. Now at 1 month I still have a hard time getting him to open wide and after he feeds my nipples are still creased, not as creased as they were at 1 week but still creased and painful. I have watched many videos on shallow vs effective latches and it seems like he is just a touch shallow...his top lip doesn't flare out and his bottom lip i usually pull his chin down to get it to flare out which helps with the latching pain. The left nipple creases down the middle, the right nipple is lipstick shaped, but at least there are no cracks or sores. He is gaining weight and seems to be satisfied after each feeding, I do hear him actively swallowing and he usually nurses around 15 minutes per breast every 3 hours...it just hurts still and is discouraging to me! Any advice would be appreciated on getting him to open wide he usually opens the teeniest bit if I stroke his lips, I usually end up just waiting for him to cry so he opens wider. This sometimes makes him mad during the feeding though!