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You may try some teething remedies if you think that might be part of the problem, and it may also help you to do the "Pantley Pull-Off" which is a method of unlatching a sleeping baby without waking them. It has worked so well for us that my ds now unlatches voluntarily when I touch his lip. Here's a description of the same method from a great article at ProMom -

"As it turned out, learning to delatch him became my biggest breastfeeding challenge. Because he would sleep for hours, nipple in mouth, latched on tight as a tick, I suffered from back pain and sleep loss, despite a trusty pillow wedged against my back. Then, an LLL leader told me about using my index and middle finger to "fool" him into thinking the nipple was still there. It's a neat trick, requiring a little practice. With the index finger, you relax the suction and gently ease the nipple out of the relaxed, sleeping mouth. As it's coming out, you put your middle finger under their chin to keep some of the comforting suction and pressure "in place." "
http://www.promom.org/bf_info/jaycox.htm

At first it may take several tries to get them to let go, just be patient and try again after a moment. Ds learned to let go on the first try after a few weeks. Once in a while he'll insist on going longer and root back on when I try to unlatch him, but he'll always come off by the third try and without any crying or waking enough to bother him.
 
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