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Correctly lazy latch in 13-month-old?

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Ugh, so my child is lazy.  Or something.  Just recently his latch started messing up, especially in the middle of the night.  During the night it's like his latch is really shallow, I can feel his tongue rubbing on my nipple and his tooth rubs on my areola - I actually have a small sore on one areola this morning.  During the day when he latches on he pushes away from my chest with his arms, so even if his latch is deep is starts pulling out and getting shallower, and then his teeth start to rub.  It's really starting to hurt!  I never had latch problems with any of my other kids so I'm kinda at a loss as to how to fix it.  Any suggestions?

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No help here but my 7 month old does the same exact things. Mine has never had a great latch tho. Hoping to hear some advice also!

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It helps if I pull my little guy really close (he's 16 months old) - if his latch starts to slip I put my palm on his upper back and pull him in tight. That forces him to open wide and latch well.

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