Arms in front of her mouth!
My baby is two weeks old. Often when she wants to nurse, even if she is pretty desperate to nurse and lunging her open mouth toward me, she is also putting her arms between us, either literally in front of her face or pushing against me so that I can't get her close enough to reach the nipple. It is very frustrating!!! Since we are having some latch problems, I really need at least one hand, preferably both, to keep her head in place and get her mouth open wide enough long enough to latch on. I have been trying to pin her lower arm underneath her, but she struggles to get it loose and jabs me in the ribs and belly. Sometimes I really have trouble moving her arms, and I am afraid of hurting her, dislocating her shoulder or something.
What can I do??? We saw an LC who was very helpful with the other issues but just laughed about the arms and did not seem to have any advice on that.
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