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Old 07-28-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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How do I get him to open wider?

I *finally* got my almost 8 month old to nurse without the dang nipple shield occasionally, but he will not open his mouth wide enough. He latches onto the nipple and it starts to hurt because he's just slurping away on it and then he gets frustrated cause he's not getting much. I've tried telling him to open wide (which he'll do for a spoon but not for a boob apparently) and I've tried sandwiching it so he gets more in there but then he just slips down until he's only on the nipple again. I NEED him to get off the shield soon, it's uncomfortable, messy and often forgotten at home which leads to all kinds of other issues.
Mercedes-, babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, happy mama just trying to do my best for my sweet little Jack (12/11) and #2 due 9/16
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