Regina - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
I had my little one 5 days ago and he just wont latch on. We tried different holds latching devices and all the tricks to help him open wide. Its really depressing and and I think my husband really doesn't get it (the fact of how it bothers me that he wont latch on). It kinda makes me feel like i'm failing although everybody keeps saying its normal and not to worry. he tries to help the best he can but the more he talks about it and tries to help it makes me feel worse. This breast feeding thing isn't the easiest to get the hang of and he makes me feel like I'm not trying hard enough sometimes. I know he doesn't mean to. i think its my hormones working overtime on the sensitive side. Can anyone give me some advise on overcoming this? Also, we do plan to pump so the baby can at least have the advantage of the breast milk. But by him not latching on it could cause my milk to dry up before we get the pump. Help!!