<sigh> I wish that once you got past the infant stage that breastfeeding would be smooth sailing.
DD had a horrible latch when she was a newborn. I went through 3 weeks of pain before I finally got my stubborn butt to an LC who fixed her latch in 5 minutes. So I'm familiar with checking her latch.
Well, here we are, dd is 2 years 8 months, and her latch has gotten lazy on both sides. When she unlatches the nipple is flat and compressed, with that white stripe. I really only feel it on one side b/c one breast has always been more sensitive than the other, and I'm prone to blisters and plugged ducts on that side, but obviously I want to fix both.
I tell her to open wide, I do the c-position hold on my breast, dd comes to my breast rather than breast coming to her, etc. I rechecked alot of points at kellymom, so I *think* I've got those parts right.
But what I think is happening is that dd is closing her mouth a little like the instant before she latches on or she's "slipping" down the nipple during the feeding. Her bottom jaw seems to be clamping a little tight.
Any advice, suggestions? I can't find an LC in the area since we're living overseas, and our base clinic is really kind of small. As it is, the doc is referring me for another matter to a breast specialist at another base (an hour plane ride away), b/c they just don't have the resources here. [I'll have to post about that isse, too, another time.]
Thanks everyone! I appreciate any insights.
ETA: I have unlatched and repositioned but we're still not getting it and then both dd and I get frustrated.