Re: need help!!!!
Hang in there, Mama! Often the problem is that a tiny baby has a tiny mouth, and it is therefore extremely difficult to achieve a perfect latch. It's like threading a needle. But babies grow fast, and a bigger mouth will be able to take a bigger, deeper "bite" of breast.
Some questions for you:
1. When do you have the most pain: at the beginning of a feeding, during a feeding, or after the feeding is over?
2. When baby unlatches, what shape is your nipple? Is it elongated but symmetrical, like a pencil eraser, or elongated and asymmetrical, like a new lipstick?
3. Is the pain you're experiencing more of a stabbing pain, or is it more burning?
4. Any itching?
5. Any changes in the skin of your areola or nipple? (Redness, pinkness, shininess, flakiness?)
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