I was able to breastfeed my son for a little more than 4 months, but he was not gaining anywhere near properly, and we ended up having to switch him to a high-calorie formula. I'm already starting to feel baby-fever (but won't be giving in to that urge anytime soon!), and I'm wondering... Do any of you have success stories of breastfeeding after having the first time not work out so well? I think the problem was that I just really never made enough milk. My son's pediatrician says it's completely possible, but I'd feel better hearing from women who have actually had it happen!
Answer by mompam at 2:02 PM on Nov. 7, 2008
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Answer by StarMommy77 at 10:24 AM on Nov. 7, 2008
When my daughter was born, she had this weird bump under her tongue. At first no one could figure out what it was. I think it gave her problems at first, with coordinating her sucking. I gave her a pacifier and it seemed to help her get the hang of it. But she still had trouble latching on. So I pumped religiously for two weeks. Which if you have never done this exclusively, is EXHAUSTING!! My husband was in Iraq, so I was doing it all on my own. Finally I looked down at her and said, "I don't want to do this, but if you don't start breastfeeding, I am going to have to give you formula!" I put her to my breast and BLAM, it's like she finally got it. She nursed like a champ for her first 12 months. And she did self wean when she turned a year old.
Answer by evilabbysmom at 11:50 AM on Nov. 7, 2008
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