Use a breast pump: Using a breast pump can help to draw out the nipple and make it easier for the baby to latch.
Use breast shells: Breast shells are small cups that can be worn inside a bra to help draw out the nipple and make it easier for the baby to latch.
Try different breastfeeding positions: Experiment with different breastfeeding positions, such as the football hold or side-lying position, to find what works best for you and your baby.
Use a nipple shield: A nipple shield is a thin, flexible silicone shield that can be placed over the nipple to help the baby latch. It is important to use a nipple shield under the guidance of a lactation consultant or healthcare provider, as it can interfere with milk flow and may affect milk supply if used improperly.
Seek support: Don't hesitate to reach out to a lactation consultant or your healthcare provider for support and guidance with breastfeeding. They can help you develop a plan to manage breastfeeding with inverted or flat nipples and ensure that you and your baby are getting the support you need.
Breastfeeding with inverted or flat nipples can be challenging, but it is possible with some patience and persistence.
It is important to seek support and guidance from a lactation consultant or healthcare provider to help ensure that you and your baby are getting the support you need.