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    Default Baby led attachment/laid back nursing

    Anyone experienced with this, particularly for an older newborn with a persistent poor latch? On my left side I have done EVERYTHING over the last 2 months to try and get it comfortable but nothing is working (I'm using my brest friend/alternating between cross cradle and football/nipple sandwich vs pointing nipple away from her to encourage deep latch, list goes on), so I'm just gonna position her in front of the breast and let her do her own thing - I feel I have nothing to lose?

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    Have you tried feeding lying on your side?

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    I have tried but it hurts on the left, we just have an awful shallow latch that has become a bad habit, and I have pain during the feed and the nipple is misshapen post-feed. However the right side is fine, she latches easily and I can feed lying down on that side. It just seems all the tips/techniques are not working for me on the left (at some point things were improving, but they've gone downhill again). And she's 2 months old!

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    Has bub been checked for a tongue/lip tie?

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    I am seeing an LC next week to check. I can't understand why we have good attachment on the right and poor on the left? It's frustrating.

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    Have you considered trying nipple shields even just for one side?

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    I've thought about it. I'm seeing the LC on Monday, so that may be the outcome. Appreciate your advice.

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    I had issues with my baby after my milk came in and the LC mucked around and got her to attach to the shields. It was fiddly but it worked. And she stopped needing them after about a month. So your baby won't ness need them the whole time. I think it's awesome that you're so committed to feeding your bub I demand fed as well, we didn't watch the clock mostly. I was practically feeding her all the time anyway lol. She's 18 months old now and she feeds once or twice during the day, usually just to before going to sleep. Good luck. Will you come back and let us know how you went and what ended up working for you?

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    Oh thank you so much for your support. It means a lot. It is a shame that 2 months on I'm still having trouble and can't enjoy breastfeeding, but I am optimistic I'll get there. I was waiting for the 6 week mark, then the 8 week mark and now still setting small goals. I'll definitely update how things went on with the LC. Thanks again.

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    Also have you tried positioning your nipple in a way that kind of tilts it as if you're aiming for the roof over her mouth just before she/(he) attaches?

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