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Thread: How to stop him from slipping off?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default How to stop him from slipping off?

    My 3 week old constantly slips off onto my nipple. I can get him latched on fine in the beginning, and he does well when my milk lets down. However, after the flow slows, he slips onto the nipple, causing pain. I take him off and relatch, over and over again. Eventually, though, he gets frustrated by this, and loses interest. I've been to a LC, and tried everything I can think of, but he can't seem to keep a good deep latch.
    Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    miles from nowhere

    Default Re: How to stop him from slipping off?

    Is he getting sleepy? You could try some of the techniques recommended for waking a sleepy nurser- tickling feet, nursing with baby naked, blowing on his face gently. If he's just slipping off, you might try holding your breast from underneath so that the weight of it isn't hanging- I still have to do this sometimes and my lo is a year old.

    Good luck, hth.

    Oh yeah, congratulations on your new baby and
    “We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.”

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default Re: How to stop him from slipping off?

    I had the same problem with my first. She did it for the first month or so then eventually she stopped. My LC said sometimes they need to develop the strength and coordination to suck hard enough and stay on.

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