I've tried that exaggerated latch/flipple technique but nothing seems to work on the left sadly!
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09-11-2013 10:05 #11
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09-11-2013 11:31 #12
I have the same issue on my right side. I am left handed and for some reason when we try and latch on the right I just can't get it right. The position is wrong. It feels awkward and as such a poor latch which results in a flat and deformed sore nipple.
I have recently started doing the cradle hold and sometime a shield on that side it helped. But also making sure she wasn't deforming my boob to get the nipple in her mouth - making sure she was positioned where it sits naturally.
09-11-2013 12:37 #13
Good luck with the LC. Hopefully u get some progress.
09-11-2013 13:31 #14
Thanks so much. I'm left handed too, but for some reason it's opposite. I know what you mean though - I feel attaching her on the right in football hold is automatic, whereas on the left I'm fiddling around. Hopefully things will improve for you quickly too.
09-11-2013 15:04 #15
Have you tried feeding in front of the mirror while standing? Sounds weird. But standing let my bobs fall naturally and in the mirror I could see that doing the cradle hold accross my chest to the right boob was squishing it and deforming the shape- it's just never going to work because of my nipple positioning. so it would stretch and get sore. Might be worth a try to check your babies position etc?
09-11-2013 15:42 #16
I'm left handed too and I've had problems with lefty with all my babies. I think it's because I hold them slightly different when feeding. When bub is on my right side, her head rests nicely in the crook of my elbow but for some reason her head doesn't do the same on the left side. I just pop a cushion under her bottom/back or my knee and sit cross legged feeding her.
Could it be the way your holding bub too?
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09-11-2013 22:57 #17
Thanks all for input. I saw the LC today who basically said I was overthinking things and to kind of go back to basics. Let breast fall naturally and line up baby with nipple. Don't lift breast/ manipulate nipple, can support breast if need be at the height it falls at. Wait for open wide then straight on, pressure on baby's shoulders, not head. If sore, take her off and try again.
She also gave me exercises to do to help babies neck muscles - moving an object from side to side in front of her, tummy time on a fit ball and rolling the ball from side to side gently while she's on it.
I feel better after the LC visit and I hope to keep improving.
10-11-2013 13:36 #18Senior Member
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Good stuff. You will get there
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10-11-2013 21:01 #19
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