I got the following e-mail from a friend. She is an experienced nurser. Any advice?
I could really use your help/advice/knowledge. Baby J has wrecked havoc on my nipples. They are cracked, blistered and incredibly sore -- I'm literally hitting the roof.
She will not open her mouth wide at all. I honestly don't know what to do. She keeps her lips pursed closed and it's horrible trying to latch her on. I took her in to a health clinic today and they couldn't get her to open her mouth to even latch her. My nipples are in extreme pain all the time.
I'm baffled on this one. I'm certain that she knows the whole tickle lips, cheek, rooting reflex things. Any other latching advice?