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lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
23rd Jan '13

What everyone else said!!! Good luck mama. Offer breast before every feeding. Even if he doesn't latch. If it doesn't work righ away dont get discouraged. Just keep trying every Feeding. You can use a n****e shield as well if he's havin trouble latching.

k α y l α 1 child; RISING FAWN, Georgia 421 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:" You may need shields but its worth it to try. ;)"


the hospital gave a madela shield. I think thats what its called.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
23rd Jan '13

My baby didnt latch for the firs time until 2 weeks pp. Try it out. If you are going to start trying its very important you are feeding often and pumping if he isnt at the breast. So you dont loose the milk that came in. You can always try a n****e shield to.

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

should i wait til his next feeding to start trying? its in an hour & a half.



will the breast milk hurt his belly b/c he's been on formula?

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10704 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting k α y l α:" should i wait til his next feeding to start trying? its in an hour & a half. will the breast milk hurt his belly b/c he's been on formula?"


Do it whenever you feel the baby is ready. And no, it shouldn't hurt his belly.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
23rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting k α y l α:</b>" should i wait til his next feeding to start trying? its in an hour & a half. will the breast milk hurt his belly b/c he's been on formula?"</blockquote>



No way!!! It should be much easier on his tummy. And Yes next time he's wanting to eat offer it. Don't go in schedule. Just nurse as often as you can and as often as he wants.

LA REINA™ New York, NY, United States 16675 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting k α y l α:</b>" should i wait til his next feeding ... [snip!] ... And Yes next time he's wanting to eat offer it. Don't go in schedule. Just nurse as often as you can and as often as he wants."

This.



Breastfeeding is supply and demand so the more he's s*****g at the breast, the more milk your body will produce.