Large nipples making it impossible to get a good latch. Please help I'm at the end of my rope. *update in reply*
ok hi. My daughter is 5 weeks. I have really large nipples...I can't get a good latch on the right side, which is larger than the left. I have been to see a LC every week since she was born and 3 different LC's have said that I HAVE a good latch and the reason it's uncomfortable on that side is because my nipple just needs to heal, but it's not GOING to heal because it's NOT a good latch. I know it's not. new cracks come up, blisters,..whatever. They are all on the tip of the nipple. I am doing the whole sandwich the boob thing and pointing the nipple towards the top of her mouth blah blah it doesn't work. I don't want to use a nipple shield, I've already had problems with my supply. Is there any hope that I will EVER be able to nurse her without pain? She does have a pretty small mouth. I really frustrated and I'm about to give up. Someone PLEASE help me.