Parenting

Latching problem

0 to 1 years

Created by Sweety Gupta
Updated on Dec 01, 2016

My baby is 1 month old... he is not able to latch properly.... what should I do... he literally bites wit its gums.... I get a reddish thing then on my nipples... and it pains when he sucks... please suggest

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| Dec 01, 2016

I faced the same problem. I bought breast pump and expressed my milk and fed her by bottle. that gave my nipples time to heal. so alternatively you can do that. once your baby becomes 6-7 weeks old things will be better. I tried nipple shield but that too wasn't helping me. because baby was putting pressure while feeding.

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| Dec 01, 2016

apply ghee is best soloution

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| Dec 01, 2016

Hey Sweety i can understand ur pain. nipple shields can work till ur nipple heals well. Make sure while offering ur breast baby has her mouth wide open. u can touch her nose with ur nipple before feeding this will make her open her mouth wide than try to latch her make sure she has the areola ( dark portion) inside hr mouth. problms like bitting chomping comes whn baby is latched to the nipple alone. wishes for u to Recover soon.

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| Dec 01, 2016

applying ghee can help... also make your baby suck d whole black part not just nipple.. so it won't hurt you and will give your baby proper grip.. keep trying.. don't give your baby other milk easily.. bcoz once he wil get used to it he will not bf... he'll stick to wat is easy...

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| Dec 01, 2016

it is because of dryness.. rub home madw ghee on d black portion of breast.. ghee will not harm ur baby.. teach him to suck .. is there any cut on ur nipple?

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