Rosa - posted on 02/23/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My baby is 7weeks and I still have problem trying to get him to suck on my my breast. He lost weight during his first week since I dont have enough milk supply so were advised to mix feed. What can I do to make my baby more interested on the breast instead of the bottle?


Celeste - posted on 02/23/2014




One of my twins had trouble latching in the beginning as well. Here's what we did to get him to latch:

-lots of skin to skin. You with no shirt and no bra, baby in just a diaper. Put baby on your chest

-pump to get let down and then try to latch

-breast compressions

-watch for signs of hunger. Crying is a late sign of hunger. I found that if I waited til he was crying, it made the session more difficult.

It took us several weeks for him to latch but with lots of patience, he did latch again!

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