Re: Clumsy at positioning still at 3 months
I wouldn't say this is a really common issue, but I can say from experience that sometimes it takes longer than the proverbial 6 weeks for everything to get better. It took me 4.5 months for my gigantic cracks to heal, and that's longer than just about anybody I have ever heard of.
Honestly, I think that most women who are faced with latch issues that last longer than a few weeks just give up on breastfeeding. It's not like there's a lot of support for breastfeeding even when everything is going well. And when there's an issue, it's all "Why are you torturing yourself? Formula isn't so bad. All my kids drank formula and they're fine!" Maybe if more moms felt driven to persist with nursing, there'd be more moms reporting problems like yours at 3 months.
Just hang in there, okay? I really think you should feel exceptionally proud of yourself for not giving up. And it will get better, I swear! I had these huge, gaping cracks- not to be gross, but it literally looked like 1/4 of my nipple was just eroded away. But the baby grew, and her mouth grew, and one day the cracks started closing up and within a few weeks they were gone.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"