Hi, I'm new here, but have been reading these forums since my little girl was born.
I'm breastfeeding, and it's been such a joy for the last few months. Since she was about 3 months old I started to really enjoy bfing. The last week or so she's not latching correctly. She opens her mouth really wide but then she lets my nipple slip out and she holds on to the tip only. It doesn't hurt too bad, but it's uncomfortable. My nipples are red, a little sensitive and itchy because she seems to take the top layer of skin off. It's hard to describe exactly where the friction is, kind of at the top of the nipple, on the ouside, just before the areola starts. Does that make sense?
What can I do? I've been trying to hold my breast and put more of the nipple into her mouth when latching, and I relatch her every so often. That's not helping, she just let's it slip out again. She lets go often to look around or squirm in my arms and then starts nursing again. But I guess that's normal for her age.
Any advice would be helpful.