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latch help *pic included*

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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My son is 9 days old. This pic was taken in the hospital but this is how he nurses pretty much just on the nipples but I keep hearing this is wrong so how do I make him latch "the right way"?
Btw all my kids have nursed this way.
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skylarkdancer
by Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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His mouth needs to be on the areola not on the tip of your nipple. Tickle his bottom lip with your nipple to get him to open wide then latch him. Are you in any discomfort?
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junebutterfly
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:20 PM
It's getting less painful everyday. I try to put it in as far as I can but he ends up on the nipple. He doesn't open real wide.

Quoting skylarkdancer:

His mouth needs to be on the areola not on the tip of your nipple. Tickle his bottom lip with your nipple to get him to open wide then latch him. Are you in any discomfort?
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skylarkdancer
by Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Has he been checked for a tongue or lip tie?
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junebutterfly
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 5:35 PM
I've checked he looks fine to me. Like I said both my other boys nursed the same way.

Quoting skylarkdancer:

Has he been checked for a tongue or lip tie?
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junebutterfly
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 6:22 PM
Can you make it a clicky?

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http://www.mumandmemagazine.com/Articles/nipple-flip.htm

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IrishIz
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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OMG my nipples hurt just looking at that.  He needs a nice open mouth with more breast tissue in his mouth.  That is a very shallow latch.  I would try and improve it.  You want to get him to open wider.  You may need to "sandwich" your breast a little to get more in there.  Are you giving it time before latch and waiting for a more open mouth from him?

Sami_Mama_4
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM
You may try a different nursing position too.
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scarsmum
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:32 PM

just highlight it, right click and "go to" - the website does not seem to allow links

Zazayam
by Nicki on Mar. 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

That hurts me to look at :(

Have to get him to open up wider, kind of tease him a bit before you let him latch on, or squeeze around your nipple and just kind of push it on in there.

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