Anyone else having trouble latching with flat nipples?


My baby is 5 weeks old and she is still having trouble latching on. I have flat nipples and every time she’s done breastfeeding, my nipple looks like a tube of lipstick, and from what I read, it means she has a shallow latch. I have used nipple shields and it still hurts when she latches on. It’s a pinching sensation.

Not only that, but she doesn’t open wide enough for me to put my aerola (which is huge) in.

We’re going to see a specialist on Monday to see if it’s a tongue tie/lip tie, but I’m 99.9% sure she doesn’t have one. Does anyone have any tips or videos or articles they’ve read that’ve helped with the same issue I have? Anything helps!