need some help latching on!

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  1. theresarhuebb

    theresarhuebb x mother of 3 x

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    so this is the 1st time ive been on the breast feeding bit of the site! i dont get on laptop much due to little mans demands lol anyhoo!

    this is my 3rd baby called aiden, i have two daughters 5 and 3, my 2nd daughter i breast fed so youd of thought id be experienced as i fed for 13mnths
    thing is she fed every 3-4 hours and was no bother for sleeping!

    my lil man how ever is demanding! :) my problem is i cant seem to get him to latch properly! i know how to latch a baby but hes just doesnt seem to latch? anyone else experienced this? and if so how did you acomplish feeding properly!

    any help would be most appreciated!
    thanks x
     
  2. CeriB

    CeriB Well-Known Member

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    Whats he doing when latching?

    Have you tried pinching your nipple between forefinger and thumb - makes it easier to get it in a little mouth!
     
  3. theresarhuebb

    theresarhuebb x mother of 3 x

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    sucking my nipple only ive tried everything, holding his head and putting it in when his mouths wide open but still ends up sucking nipple!
     
  4. Nervous_1

    Nervous_1 Well-Known Member

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    ouchie! :hugs: if it gets really painful you could try using nipple shields til (a) your nipples have healed or (b) your LO's mouth is just a little bit bigger and able to take more in.
     
  5. CeriB

    CeriB Well-Known Member

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    Could just be his mouth is tiny :shrug: Has he been checked for tongue tie or anything?
     
  6. theresarhuebb

    theresarhuebb x mother of 3 x

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    havent tried nipple shields yet, nipples are ok since there tuffened from last time i bf, think ill speak to hv when i ring her about it, also i might pop in to bf support group on friday! thanks girls x
     

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