I know it is relatively pain free if baby latches properly onto breast tissue rather than just aerola and nipple. Correct me if I am wrong.
My breasts are small but I have big nipple and aerola, at least big enough that they fit into baby's mouth just nicely. It hurts when he latches on cos his gum clamps onto my aerola and sometimes he sucks my nipple in. But I just can't get him to open his mouth wide and face centre where my nipple is.
He would turn his head to the left or right with big mouth when he's cradle-held but that isn't where my nipple is. And his hands are all over the place I cannot see at times when his mouth's open wide. It hurts most times latching on. He is able to still suck and swallow being latched to my aerola n nipple.
My question is, if your baby usually latches onto your aerola and nipple, can he/she still stimulate your breasts enough to increase your supply?
Or to achieve that, latching must be done on the breast tissue?