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Old 02-08-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Bad latch?

My LO is 16 days old. I'm a FTM. She had a perfect latch until the last couple of days. She doesn't seem to have a big enough latch anymore- it seems like she is only latching on my nipple. It's worse on the right than left. She also "bobs" around at the beginning until I let down. Again, that's new to the last couple of days. I kind of want to get a lactation consultant to come help out ASAP before she develops bad long-term habits. Should I hire a private lactation consultant or contact an organization like LaLeche? I'm not sure where to start...


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Old 02-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Re: Bad latch?

I would contact a LC, I didn't have good luck with LL except for general support and questions, not latch help.

Our hospital has a free lactation clinic, maybe that's a option for you.

Until then, check out

My DD had a shallow latch for her first 3-4 weeks, until she grew more, but try squeezing your nipple as narrow as possible and putting it into her mouth as far as you can before she latches.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Our LLL group is Amazing and we've helped loads of Moms works latch issues. I would call and speak to your local Leader(s). But it certainly won't hurt to see an IBCLC either.
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