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too late to breastfeed? k α y l α 1 child; RISING FAWN, Georgia 421 posts
23rd Jan '13

I had my son on the 18th. I did try to BF in the hospital but couldn't really get the hang of it, I got a little overwhelmed, so I just went to the bottle. Now that my milk just came in yesterday, I just got this feeling to want to give it another try.. I feel I gave up too easily.



Is too late to try it b/c he has been on the bottle, and has used the pacifier?

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
23rd Jan '13

It's not too late! Give it a try, no reason not to, you know?

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16361 posts
23rd Jan '13

Nope, give it a try. See if you can get him to latch on :D

LittleBugs_Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 884 posts
23rd Jan '13

its never to late:) if you can get him to latch go for it momma!!!

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
23rd Jan '13

Just try :) squeeze a little milk on your nipple to get him interested and see how he does.

zombie. 2 kids; Leadville, Colorado 23606 posts
23rd Jan '13

Not too late!! Good luck.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10593 posts
23rd Jan '13

Go on n give it a try!!

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7727 posts
status 23rd Jan '13

Give it another try! It's hard at first but it gets so much easier!

Mrs. Dexter Morgan 18 kids; Massachusetts 37806 posts
23rd Jan '13

My BF babe had a paci in the hospital.
Be careful, but give it a go! Good luck!

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
23rd Jan '13

If you wnt to try!!!! My sister was born at 24 weeks and had a bottle of my moms pumped milk...they sqid she would never BF but my mom kept trying even though she had a bottle for a good 4 monthe of her life... They got it and nursed 2 yrs. Its possible! Good luck

Latoshia Due June 21; White Pine, Tennessee 86 posts
23rd Jan '13

even if u cant get a good latch you can always pump the breast milk. Better than not trying at all. Baby may not be to find at first after having the formula but should get used to it. Good luck.

*mommy to 3* Due March 7 (girl); 2 kids; Virginia 1167 posts
23rd Jan '13

no give it a try!!!! And just remember that it may take more than one try to get him to latch well.....this happens to mothers who breastfeed from day 1 too...so dont be discouraged...3 days after my son was born I had medical complications and was unable to breastfeed for a few days. So he took a bottle,but then after a few tries at nursing, he did great!

Blair B TTC since Oct 2014; 1 child; Pennsylvania 952 posts
23rd Jan '13

I would try it.. I wish I tried it when my milk came in but unfortunately I didn't

k α y l α 1 child; RISING FAWN, Georgia 421 posts
23rd Jan '13

I'm just afraid it won't work, like not enough milk will come out to satisfy him cause right now he will eat atleast on ounce & a half. My friend has a good pump she's cleaned/sterilized for me to use, if I wanted to. Will the transition to forumla hurt his belly, or anything?

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
23rd Jan '13

You may need shields but its worth it to try. ;)