can a 7 month old baby be taught to breast feed?!

JANICE - posted on 04/23/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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HI! I have been ex pumping for 7 month old son. He was born at 36 weeks and had some growth restriction so was born 4 lbs 8 oz. He had trouble latching so i used a nipple shield and it seemed to work. He also had slight tongue tie (released now) which made nursing extremely painful even with the nipple shield. We stayed 1 week in the hospt. and used a bottle for feedings because the nurses wanted to track his fluids. Little did I know I could have used a SNS! They weren't very helpful at all! He got sick the first month and I used the bottle for a week so that he didn't burn all his energy nursing and the rest in history!! He pushes away from me when I try to nurse him and cries then I cry! Tried a few things nothing has worked! Any new ideas would be great! I'm on my last leg with pumping everyday all day

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