My daughter just turned 2 months old and she has never had a proper latch. She has a very shallow latch and only sucks the tip of my nipple. She was really tiny when born and I thought the problem would correct itself as she got older and her mouth got bigger, but it hasn't. When I try to put more of my nipple into her mouth she gags, sometimes hard enough that she vomits (and vomits a whole lot - it can be scary). I've pumped milk and put it into a bottle, hoping if I introduce a little of the nipple at a time she will suck it, but she HATES the bottle and screams and screams. If I can manage to put it into her mouth, she gags and vomits. I've even tried premie nipples and she gags on those. She screams when I try to give her a pacifier too.
What can I do? Just live with sore nipples until she will learn to take a bottle? I had wanted to EBF for at least 6 months. Luckily I make lots of milk, so with the milk that just squirts into her mouth she has gained great weight. She doesn't really have to suck, so she's lazy. She was 11 lbs 1 oz at her 2 month appointment, and she's only 20.75 inches long (she was 5lbs 13oz, 18.5 in when born). She eats every 1.5 to 2 hours, even through the night. I'm convinced she eats so often because she doesn't get really full.
The pediatrician suggested I give her some rice cereal at night mixed with breastmilk, in hopes that my LO would be fuller and sleep longer. I'm afraid she's too young to be eating this. I don't know what to do, but I would love to sleep longer than 2 hours!