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I don't know what the rest of your history is, sorry, if you've been posting abt it, it's hard for this old brain to keep everyone straight!
Is she having any pacifiers or bottles at all? B/c this can cause nipple sucking. One easy suck training thing you might try is to let her suck on your first finger, short nail, pad up. Let her draw it into the back of her mouth to where the soft palate begins. This may help remind her where your nipple should be. The finger feeding techniqe HotMama is similar, except a tiny tube of milk is taped to the finger as well.
Try to relax as much as possible. Take a bath together and let her come to the breast. Research is whowing if the baby is encouraged to be the initiator of a feed, either in the tub, or lying in bed on your side, or with her on top of you, tummy to tummy, they latch on instinctively, correctly.
All these techniques should be tried when baby is just a little hungry, not famished.