Re: Extremely Frustrated!
Wow, 8 months old and still with a painful latch? You're a saint for putting up with it! I can think of 4 reasons why a baby would still be compressing the nipple at 8 months in:
1. To control a fast letdown of milk.
3. Tongue tie. (The IBCLCs should have been able to eliminate this, though apparently there are rather obscure types of tongue tie that can be hard to see...)
4. Your nipples are short, flat, or inverted. (Again, I'd think the LCs would have picked up on this?)
Does the nipple pinching happen at a particular time during the feeding? Beginning, during letdowns, at the very end- or is it all the way through?
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