After weeks and weeks of painful breastfeeding and dealing with a shallow latch, a lactation consultant helped me figure out that LO is pulling herself off to get a shallow latch! She is almost 6 weeks. Now I have to retrain her to take and hold a deeper latch. I'm not feeling very hopeful. She cries and struggles if I try to keep her from moving back.
I have a pretty strong let down and firmer tissue behind my nipples/areola. I'm wondering now if the stronger let down has been causing her to want a shallow latch.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice on how to manage a strong let down and how to teach a baby how to take a deeper latch? I'm so sore and disheartened by the whole breastfeeding experience. I don't enjoy it and I really want to.