I had a 33 weeker who is now pushing one month old(on the 5th) and while she nurses well and has a strong suck, I am in RAGING pain from her awful latch. She doesn't open her mouth very wide and she gets stressed out easily and screams and thrashes and takes twice as long to latch. She's a good weight now(6 1/2 lbs) and takes a bottle VERY well but nursing is awful. I nursed my two other girls and I'm feeling stupid with this one. I need help! I dont' know what to do to fix her latch. How do I make her open her mouth wide without making her stress so much that she freaks out and screams? And when my milk lets down she constantly pulls off because it's too much for her so we dont' nurse in public. I'm just really not doing well with this and I'm getting frustrated and in constant pain and I dont' want to give up in a month or so because of it.
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2/3/08 at 10:28am