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my baby does not accept my nipples

i have a baby of one year. how to feed him from my boob?

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Bia344

Asked by Bia344 at 6:55 AM on Aug. 15, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you attempting to nurse for the 1st time NOW?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:20 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • If you haven't been nursing for the last year, he's probably refusing because he's hungry and you have no milk to feed him with. I've heard it's possible to induce lactation, but you probably would need to talk to a doctor about that.

    In the meantime, give the baby a bottle!
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:34 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • If he's never nursed,he has no clue what you're trying to give him
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:36 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • you can't start breastfeeding if you never started. if you have been, and he just stopped, try the football hold.

    my nurse suggested that but that was while I was still in the hospital
    americansugar80

    Answer by americansugar80 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • A little more info
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:58 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Why ! are you trying to introduced the breast to a 1 yo?

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 8:59 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • At one year, it is highly unlikely to happen.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:44 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • cookie269

    Answer by cookie269 at 11:02 AM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • Some people wean their babies from breast or bottle at one year old, although personally I think that's too young. Your baby should be eating solid food about half the time by now, so the bottle shouldn't be too much of a nuisance anymore. If you are interested because of the benefits of breast milk, there are actually places where you can receive breast milk from mothers who make too much (it is pasteurized believe it or not) so your baby gets those extra nutrients.
    RaylenJoy

    Answer by RaylenJoy at 12:40 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

  • At one year of age you don't. He/she is old enough to get the necessary nutrients from food and whole milk.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:39 PM on Aug. 15, 2013

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