May 2011 Moms

Poor latching after 4 weeks

Hi!  My newbie is 4 weeks tomorrow.  She's been nursing like a champ since she was born; however, in the past week, her latch has become rather shallow, & she causing some pain latching on, no matter what i do to help her.  What suggestions does anyone have??  

Re: Poor latching after 4 weeks

  • Every once in a while Elliott does this as well. I pull him off my nipple when he's doing it wrong, then I actually press my finger up againts my nipple so he bites onto both and gets a bigger/deeper bite. Give it a try, it could work for you. Good luck!

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  • struggling with this today, too.
  • image mellydawn84:

    Every once in a while Elliott does this as well. I pull him off my nipple when he's doing it wrong, then I actually press my finger up againts my nipple so he bites onto both and gets a bigger/deeper bite. Give it a try, it could work for you. Good luck!

    I do this too.  I squeeze my breast and make a big sandwich, push DD on when mouth is wide, then make sure the lips are flanged out, the slowly release after it feels comfy.  I sometimes pull her away slightly to make sure there is good suction.  Then I can take my hand off the breast and relax while she is eating.

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  • Us, too.  He gets a lot of air (poor baby, I can hear the bubbles getting into his tummy) and pulls away, latches on again poorly and gets bubbles, pulls away...lather, rinse repeat.
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