Breastfeeding and non supportive hospitals
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November 10th, 2013, 03:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
The only experience like that I had was Patrick. He was born at 11:36pm and we didn't get him latched well and nursing until 4 or 5 am. Several hours later anyway. He was just sleepy and didn't want to open his mouth.
They wanted me to try a bottle, but one nurse suggested testing his blood sugar levels to see if they were low or not, because if they weren't, then he'd be fine.
Right as we were starting to get worried, the LC came in and she spent nearly an hour with me getting him latched on (MAN I was so tired!!)
That was the only time I had any latching issues, but it was also in Denver which seems to be a pretty naturalistic type place anyway, so I was pretty supported.
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