I WANT TO BREAST FEED SOO BAD.. HE ONLY LATCHED ON TWICE...NOW HE ONLY WANTS HIS BOTTLEAnswer Question
Answer by raybird1031 at 11:28 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
Stop giving him the bottle. You'll give him nipple confusion. If you are worried your baby is going hungry, feed him with a syringe (like the kind you give cold medicine with), an eye dropper, or even a spoon. Get in touch with a lactation consultant. The way that I got the best latch was to hold baby to my breast and put my nipple up to his mouth. Don't let him latch until he opens his mouth really wide. Then pull baby close and get as much of your areola in his mouth as possible.
Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:48 PM on Jan. 31, 2010
Get rid of the bottles. You've got a case of nipple preference/confusion. Like the previous poster suggested you can use and eyedropper, small cup, or spoon. Get rid of the bottles. No pacifiers eitehr. Read these: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/back-to-breast.html and also http://www.drjacknewman.com/
Finally, join the breastfeedign moms group here at cafemom. Ditto to the lactation consultant (the sooner the better). You can do it! You just need help.
Answer by amileegirl at 11:01 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 5:41 PM on Feb. 1, 2010