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Problem with the latch i guess.

Posted by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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I need some help. I am at three weeks and 1 day breastfeeding and I thought we had it down. Now it seems like we don't. It seems like I get my baby latched properly and then it feels like she is pinching me. And when I break the latch my nipple is creased like its been pressed flat. And I am getting bruising again and way too much friction when she nurses. I need some advice. I keep trying to take her off and put her back on properly, but it seems like I can't get it right no matter what. Please help if you can.

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lillybug222
by Bronze Member on Aug. 2, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Have you tried different positions? This seemed to help me some.

juliebulie
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

I have tried the "Cross-Cradle" and my DH's favorite, "The Football" hold.

It doesn't seem to allieviate the pinching.  It's rather frustrating.

NoraDun
by Silver Member on Aug. 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Are you making sure she hads her mouth wide when she is latched on and are you keeping your nipple pointed torward the top of her mouth?


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lillybug222
by Bronze Member on Aug. 2, 2009 at 1:50 PM


Quoting juliebulie:

I have tried the "Cross-Cradle" and my DH's favorite, "The Football" hold.

It doesn't seem to allieviate the pinching.  It's rather frustrating.


Laying down always worked for us too---plus, it's relaxing.

juliebulie
by on Aug. 3, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Ok so here is my update.

I tried making sure the nipple is pointed toward the top of her mouth and trying to get her to open her mouth wide before she gets on. The only problem I have with that is that she lunges at me before I can get the nipple lined up with her. So anyway. It seems to be helping with the pinching some. But I still have bruising on my nipples. I'm hoping that things will get better.

 

Oh and I have been trying the laying down. But I can't figure out how to get her latched on when I'm laying down. It's hard enough with two hands and when I'm laying down I only have one hand. So any tips on that would be helpful too.

 

 

kclarsh
by on Aug. 3, 2009 at 7:47 PM


Quoting juliebulie:

Ok so here is my update.

I tried making sure the nipple is pointed toward the top of her mouth and trying to get her to open her mouth wide before she gets on. The only problem I have with that is that she lunges at me before I can get the nipple lined up with her. So anyway. It seems to be helping with the pinching some. But I still have bruising on my nipples. I'm hoping that things will get better.

 

Oh and I have been trying the laying down. But I can't figure out how to get her latched on when I'm laying down. It's hard enough with two hands and when I'm laying down I only have one hand. So any tips on that would be helpful too.

 

 

lay on your side with baby on their side next to you with face next to boob.  I put my head on a pilow onmy arm and bend my sarm so my hand is at my boob for extra hep -so if I pick my head up it woud rest on my wrist.....I know too confusing when trying to explain it.  And it gets easier as they get bigger

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