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Thread: Okay, I think my problem is...

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    Default Okay, I think my problem is...

    a shallow latch, thats why my baby is not getting much milk out, even though I have a great supply.

    Is it harder to change the latch the older the baby gets?

    Or does it get easier because their mouth is bigger?


    I went to LLL meetings when I was pregnant. I remember that they said to not force the nipple it, to let the baby find it.

    However, when I was at the hosp that was the first thing the lact specialist did bascailly. When I told her I had been told differently at LLL meetings, she said "well have then seen your nipples?" My nipples are very flat and large.

    Anyway, I hope I am able to change the latch...........

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    Default Re: Okay, I think my problem is...

    the latch can almost definitely be changed

    hmm, can't remember, was it you I posted links to videos for?

    ETA - nevermind, I just checked the thread

    so, your lo is 2 weeks old right? I would say that you will have a proper latch before you know it!
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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    Default Re: Okay, I think my problem is...

    My lo had a shallow latch and I found that because his mouth was small I had to kind of squeeze my breast a little so that he could get more of the areola into his mouth (with my thumb on top and fingers underneath so that it wasn't so round). That worked well until he was able to latch properly on his own.
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

    ************************************************** ************************************************** *****************
    People need to understand that when they're deciding between breastmilk and formula, they're not deciding between Coke and Pepsi.... They're choosing between a live, pure substance and a dead substance made with the cheapest oils available. ~Chele Marmet

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