Nicole - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son was born Dec 11th 2009 and he was unable to latch properly. I exclusively pumped breastmilk for him and fed him by bottle until he was 1 month old and then I saw a lactation specialist and with the help of a hand pump and nipple shield he started nursing on the breast in addition to the bottle feedings. After almost 6 long weeks of struggling he finally got it on this week and started nursing on both breasts with no shield or contraptions needed. I just want to say if you're struggling, don't give up, your baby will eventually get it, and when he or she does you'll be so grateful you stuck with it.