I've nursed him a few times since and it does seem less painful but still not perfect. I think he needs to heal a bit before I start forcing his mouth this way or that. Hopeful a better latch is coming!
He is 8lbs, 14ozs today! Growing great, very thankful for that. Glad we've had him on the outside for two weeks on his due date today.
He burps and farts and smiles often, this boy. And we are loving it all!