After a difficult start my 5 week old baby boy has been exclusively BFing for 3 weeks (was getting EBM before he "turned the corner" and figured nursing out). It's going pretty well, except that I know our latch isn't great because I often get that cringing, squeal inducing pain when he latches on. He has a tiny mouth, I have large breasts, and small (short) nipples (not inverted). It seems to me like I can't squish my breast small or narrow enough to get my nipple in his mouth very far, resulting in a shallow latch. His lips are past my nipple onto my areola, but my nipple is barely getting past his gums. Does that description make sense?
Any ideas on how to resolve this? Do I just have to wait until his mouth grows and endure the pain in the meantime?