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    Has he been checked for tongue tie VP? DS had a posterior tie which can cause problems with being able to open their mouth wide enough. He also had a ventouse delivery and apparently it's common to have problems opening mouth wide enough (especially on one side as it's a bit like they have whiplash on one side).

    The LC that did his tongue gave me a great link with heaps of other links, videos, etc on it. The video on 'the pumping station' link is good.

    http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/bf-...tch-resources/

    But for this particular thread/issue I googled 'latching with a small areola' and some articles popped up saying to put the whole areola in and also one that mentioned a 'bulls eye' latch rather than the now widely popular 'asymmetrical latch.'

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    That said re: tongue tie, a friend who had her babies done told me the pain didn't completely go away until he was a bit bigger and therefore obviously a bigger mouth to open.

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    When I saw the bf centre that would tell me to gentlly pinch around the areola and even when latched hold until bub is sucking properly. She likened it to holding a hamburger you to still hold it flat until you get a good mouthful. I hope it gets better for both of you and you enjoy your bf journey. I never thought I would get there but persisted and have nearly made 6 months!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamaBana82 View Post
    When I saw the bf centre that would tell me to gentlly pinch around the areola and even when latched hold until bub is sucking properly. She likened it to holding a hamburger you to still hold it flat until you get a good mouthful. I hope it gets better for both of you and you enjoy your bf journey. I never thought I would get there but persisted and have nearly made 6 months!
    Yes I do that too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Nipple to bubs nose Vic Park, pull baby in by a hand on the back as they do the lunge to latch on? I found squeezing my areola as if you are about to start hand expressing can help get it in further, but only if you have enough boob to get a grip with a baby trying to get in there too.
    Thanks I will try this. I have huge areolas so will see how this goes..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Great video thanks Holly. My nipples are coming out compressed still meaning we don't have a deep enough latch. Will keep watching the video and work on the latch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LamaBana82 View Post
    When I saw the bf centre that would tell me to gentlly pinch around the areola and even when latched hold until bub is sucking properly. She likened it to holding a hamburger you to still hold it flat until you get a good mouthful. I hope it gets better for both of you and you enjoy your bf journey. I never thought I would get there but persisted and have nearly made 6 months!
    Ah yes, the "boobie sandwich"

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    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1393639542.195263.jpg sorry to hijack your thread holly but I've been using DS's dolly to practice the techniques in the video you posted. --Dolly seems to be happy, so fingers crossed the real customer is just as impressed!

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    VP finally posts a selfie on BH but it's of her boob, that'd be right lol

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