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Postby wfmb » Mon May 07, 2012 6:10 pm

I'm wondering how to get my lo to open wider like she is yawning. She's almost three weeks and she just won't open wide enough to get more milk...she's gaining good but being a ftm I didn't know she would get more milk in less time if she opened a lil wider until I met with a bf counselor. I need suggestions.[/quote]
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Postby fodla » Mon May 07, 2012 7:26 pm

At three weeks, you're still looking at 45 minutes + nursing sessions.

To have the baby open wide, make sure you're leading with her chin rather than her nose.
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Postby jessm » Tue May 08, 2012 9:08 am

That little you will still have really long nursing sessions (Sorry)

I would take my nipple and touch DS's nose and kind of pull it down. He would open wide then.
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Postby stefanielynn » Tue May 08, 2012 9:13 am

I also did the nose to nipple trick with my kiddos. With my son, I had to actually pull his bottom lip down a little bit at the same time, too. It took a little effort, but he got there!
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Postby wfmb » Wed May 09, 2012 2:26 pm

She does really well on one breast. The areola is bigger on one breast. :? Guess ill try the nose tickle on that breast
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Postby jessm » Thu May 10, 2012 6:57 am

I"ve always had one side that DS did better on. Its also my bigger producer. Maybe try some different positions. The football hold works great for DS
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