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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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I noticed this morning (as I have before) that when dd latches on she'll sometimes really stick her tongue out as she zeros in. Soooo, for your daughter, maybe encouraging her to open wide and give you a "doggie kiss". I think I also read on one of the breastfeeding forums about a 2+ relearning to latch by nursing in her sleep (or when really drowsy). Kind of a thing where the skill is still there, but if you think too hard about it you can't remember how to do it. Hope this helps!
 

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My DD did this, right before she weaned. I couldn't figure any way to get her to latch properly again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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