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April 8th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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a little history my daughter was born weighing 4 4 and couldn't nurse so I pumped. Ok since breeanna is the weight of a normal baby i have to start nursing her istead of pumping. I don't know how to keep her doing it. She latches on but doesn't do long sucks just short ones and i don't think she has the patience to weight. I know she is letting me down cause when she comes off i got milk dripping. Any advice would be appreciated
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April 8th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Have you been working with a lactation consultant? How long did you pump for her and did she take the pumped milk from a bottle?
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April 8th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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LC no, I pumped for 2 months and yes she got it from the bottle
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April 8th, 2008, 05:12 PM
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2 months is a long time for her to get a bottle, so it will be harder for her to get used to breastfeeding, instead of taking it from a bottle. With a bottle, a baby doesn't have to work to get the milk out, so they don't realize they have to work at it, at the breast.
Start with getting in contact with a lactation consultant, as soon as you can. It's great that she is latching on, and it sounds like you may actually be able to transition very smoothly. In the meantime, try the 3 day nursing sabbatical (see the sticky at the top of the forum). This may be enough to encourage her to suck for longer and hopefully be back to EBF in no time.
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April 9th, 2008, 07:09 AM
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Ditto!

A LC will be a huge help & so will LLL - Its going to take some effort, and some babies transition easier than others. But it is certainly NOT too late, and youll be more likely to BF through the first year of life by working with a LC now and getting her latching & nursing directly from you The good news is, you likely wont need to worry about supplementing and increasing your supply

Keep us posted & let us know when youre able to find a LC! I'm sure the advice you receive from the LC will be able to help a lot of moms here as well

Lala...
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