What can I do, to get my baby's mouth open wide?

I am trying to breastfeed, but I can't seem to latch my daughter correctly, I can't get her to open her mouth wide enough so she takes in part of the areola, instead of just my nipple, which are so sore right now. What can I do to make her open wide??

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Dec 31, 2012
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opening his/her mouth wider.
by: Tracy

Make sure that your nipple is pointing towards baby's nose; this usually gets a baby to tilt his/her neck and open his/her mouth. Bring baby's chin towards your breasts first so that baby will close his/her jaw over your nipple.

Baby needs to have their chin and bottom lip touching the breast below the nipple; this will trigger the reflex that will get baby opening his/her mouth wider.

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