my girl is almost one month old. she has a good latch. but the problem is her approach. If she is calm and i try to get her to latch she hardly opens her mouth, like just enough for my nipple. so unless she is crying pretty good and mad with her mouth open as wide as she gets it when i approach her for latch it hurts. when i do it while she is crying it's perfect, no pain or anything. when i actually let her latch when she's calm it kills me. she's a clamper too(she clamps down at first latch before easing up and sucking-has since she was born). so when she latches calm she clamps down at the base of the nipple and that's when it hurts. makes me jump almost. I'm able to get her adjusted when she does this. i tug on her cheeks abit as she sucks so that she "sucks" in more areola, do this a couple times and purse her top lip out for her with my fingers then all is good. but usually i'll tickle her feet or something to get her upset to cry so i can have the pain free approach. I hate doing this. A, cuz i hate making her upset to eat unless she's already crying cuz she's hungry and B because it takes alot of time. she's a rester anyway, so it's a battle to keep her awake to feed in itself to have to take 15 mins or more total both sides just to get her worked up to latch.
any ideas to try to get her to naturally open her mouth more for me without crying. I don't really think an LC would help for her latch is good, just gotta get her to open her mouth more(which is small)