Nikki - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
As much as I wanted to breastfeed, it just didn't work out for me. After starving my baby the first day in the hospital, she was given a bottle. Afterwards, all attempts to breastfeed failed - my daughter refused to latch on. She would actually cry the closer I got her to the breast! I pumped for 6 weeks - never getting more than 2 oz a day - this is while taking Mother's Milk Plus and Reglan. I wean at 6 weeks, then at 4 months I tried to re-lactate. For the first time my breasts filled up but my daughter still refused to latch on. I couldn't get anything from pumping so after a month or so, I gave up. She is 8 months now and I would like to try one final time to provide her with breastmilk. My question is, at 8 months am I crazy for trying this? Any advice on getting an 8 month old to latch on? I so want this to work - I have felt so bad that I have not been able to EBF her!