Re: Latching Problems
I would second the idea of the nipple shield. I wish that they had been available here when I started BFing. We had major latch problems for a while. It took 2 1/2 months for my son to latch on properly and nurse for at least 10-15 minutes!
You definitely need an LC to come in and see what's going on but it does sound like your LO is not taking in the areola. You could tickle her chin to get her to open wider.
Just don't give up. We were able to establish a very successful BFing relationship in the end - I am positive you will be able to do the same!
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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