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Laurenrocks Tue 28-Jul-15 19:16:44

Hi, this is the first time I've posted on here. I'm feeling at a loss!! My little girl is 8 weeks old today, we had trouble breast feeding to begin with but I stuck with it through cracked nipples and mastitis and we gradually got the hang of it. Now, when she latches on its fine but after a couple of sucks she manages to slide her bottom lip up so its right under my nipple and she makes a slurping sound. No matter how many times I make her re latch she does it every time. I've got loads of milk so I think it's because she knows she can get plenty with this lazy latch but it makes me sore and it's embarrassing in public when I'm trying to be discreet (with 36G breasts anyway!) and she's slurping away! She would also stay attached all day if I let her. I'm getting really frustrated and just want some advice and to hear any similar stories as I'm seriously considering switching to bottles.

Sleepybunny Tue 28-Jul-15 19:45:50

Well done for managing though all the tricky, getting to grips with it, bit in the beginning.

I'm not sure what to suggest other than re-latching. There are some fantastic people on here that saved my life in the early days (thank you Tiktok) that sure will be along with some more helpful suggestions

Laurenrocks Tue 28-Jul-15 20:15:31

Thanks. I am going to take her along to a BF group next week.
I have to add she's put on good weight and sleeps from 10pm until 5am.

Zebrasinpyjamas Tue 28-Jul-15 20:20:46

Has she always done this or is it recent? If you are taking her off before she is fully done maybe she is rushing her latch a bit in keenness to get going? If she is having a growth spurt feed times can increase a LOT but it is normally only for a few days.

Laurenrocks Tue 28-Jul-15 20:35:45

It is recent, she started a couple of weeks ago just doing it on the left boob so I thought she just preferred the right breast but now she does it both sides. I try not to take her off but she will stay on for hours if I let her. She does tend to drift off to sleep whilst feeding but stay latched and sucking so I try to wake her up, if she stays asleep I take her off.

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