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My son is 6 months old. We have always had problems nursing. The hospital even offered formula before he nursed with me.. I didn't get to see him until an hour and for the first few months we had to use the shield which was given to me by the hospital. I started work when her was two months and worked for a month until I quit. I wasn't able to pump so I lost alot of my supply. My son will no longer nurse from me and I cry about it everyday. I have managed to comfort nurse him when he sleeps. I want so badly to get him off the bottle and back with me. I finally got a new pump and I'm trying to pump every hour but sometimes I don't lactate at all. I can only get an ounce or two in 24 hours. What do I do???? I feel so awful... Should I try the shield again? How do I get him to be interested in nursing again? He'll latch but then fuss because he isn't getting milk fast enough.. Please help me.