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Old 01-31-10, 12:12 PM
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I think I have figuerd out our latching issues. I have been reading bf books/sites and I have noticed that Michael tends to place his lower lip very close to my nipple instead of wide around the outside-even though his top lip is super wide around the outside.

How do I fix it? He does fine sometimes and other times it is aweful-I think I am doing the same thing every time. My nipples are still so cracked-but at least they are not bleeding anymore. I have also started trying to nurse him on only one side per feeding to give me a longer recovery period in between feedings. This narrow latch would also explain why he is feeding for so long before he is satisfied-since it is less efficient. I am starting to get nervous about infection since I am still leaking and I am not healing up yet. Luckily I go to the ob on wednesday.

I am going to give it another day or 2 before calling a consultant!
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Old 01-31-10, 03:45 PM
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OK, so I did some reading and tried something new-it worked the last feeding-wish me luck for this one coming up...
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Old 01-31-10, 07:48 PM
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good luck. The best thing I can say is to try and aim the nipple up to the roof of his mouth and then kind of pull him onto the breast fast while his mouth is wide open so that he get's a wider area before he latches down. Unfortunately (at least in my experience) most ob's don't know much about breastfeeding but hopefully she/he can help!
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I am good with the bf for now-it is getting better every feeding. I was saying that the ob can look at my nipples and make sure they are not infected from being open for so long.
Thank you for all your advice!
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