little one is 3 weeks old-- i used the shield for a while but we're done with it.
in hospital the lactation folks said he has a small mouth, no tongue tie and that from the outside it looks good. he will tend to not flare out his lower lip but i can pull his chin a bit and fix that.
what's happening is he is "lipsticking" my nipple, and i think what's happening is he is putting his tongue on part of it to stem the flow of possibly a strong letdown. everything looks good from the outside, and we have tried several positions.
now i am getting weird blebs-- nothing horribly infected but i have found a few on my areola and also when he finishes a breast, i will press on the bottom or one of the sides to release the milk he didn't get. it will stream out, too. when he's finished on a side, most of it will feel soft but the bottom &/or side will have hard places (that i then massage to stream out the milk).
he's not getting all the ducts, and he's not getting my whole nipple somehow. i could pump when he's done, but i want to fix this latch! i don't know what else to do since it seems right from the outside and no one else could see anything wrong.
can anybody help with this? thanks.