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How can I get my baby to open his mouth the widest during breastfeeding?


Asked by NuMommy87 at 10:09 AM on Jun. 19, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • has great tips for nursing mothers. I was always told to aim the nipple towards the nose and tickle the top lip. I also squeeze down a bit on my aereola to make sure my baby could get as much as possible.

    Answer by faeriemamma at 10:43 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • brush the side of his mouth with your nipple, or rub his sheek with your finger.

    Answer by shaeoneill at 10:59 AM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • I always held my breast in the c cup and then held it in front of her mouth until I saw it open wide enough or you can tickle her lip with your nipple and that usually gets it open.

    Answer by Sophiasmom119 at 12:58 PM on Jun. 19, 2008