Posts: 3 | Joined: 7th Nov 06
Hi there, I had very similar with my baby. From the start she would never open her mouth very wide for a feed, despite opening it very wide to yawn or cry. I just kept on persevering and as she got a bit bigger I realised she was getting plenty of milk, even if she didn't seem to open her mouth as wide as the pictures showed in the breast feeding guides. She soon became very efficient at getting the milk and as she got older and bigger, her mouth grew in size too and she seemed to take more nipple in her mouth then. I found the NCT breast feeding line absolutely brilliant and one of their counsellors came out and sat with me for a feed so she could see what was happening and had some fantastic advice on my hold which helped us get a better latch and therefore a better feed each time. Good luck!