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My dd, she is 2.5, has sort of "forgotten" to nurse. My milk was gone for about 2 months with this pregnancy before my colostrum came in. Now, she wants to nurse a lot, but is not getting a good latch anymore. She is nursing on the nipple, and it hurts. What I have tried to do is tell her to use a "big mouth" and eat the whole nummie, not just the nummie ball (what she calls my nipples). Sometimes she does it, sometimes not. A lot of the time, I notice that she is pursing her lips tightly instead of relaxing them. It is NOT very comfortable for me.<br>
Has anyone else had this experience? Is there another way to teach her how to nurse again? I know all the little infant tricks, but with a toddler, it's a matter of verbal communication, and I don't know if I am doing it effectively. Does anyone have any suggestions? Help save my boobs!!!
 

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No personal experience, but...<br><br>
If she's pursing her lips, maybe she's trying to nurse as though she were drinking from a straw. Could you remind her that you nurse with your mouth open like yawning and your tongue pushes the milk out?
 

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Good point, she drinks from straws all the time. I'll try that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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