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August 16th, 2008, 12:56 PM
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I was just sitting here thinking to myself as I TRY to get my 3 month old to take a bottle so he can eat at the sitters that I would give someone hope with my story. When Gavin was born, he wouldn't latch to save his/my life. The LC told me I had flat nipples (she actually said my nipples sucked and she would be suprised if he could). My sister has flat nipples and couldn't BF her children. I was sooo upset. I cried the first couple of days. But, with nipple guards and persistence, my LO latched on and we have beeen going strong ever since! So much so, I cannot get him to take a bottle . So, the morale of this story is, don't give up - you can do it!
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August 16th, 2008, 07:57 PM
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Thanks for sharing, you're right, it's always worth it! My DD never took bottles after she was a few weeks old so I couldn't leave her with anyone for more than a few hours. It ended up being okay though, I survived and it really wasn't that bad. I would have liked a break in there here and there, but it didn't hurt me either. Eventually, I just gave up and accepted that she wouldn't take one. I know bottles can introduce problems also, at times, so I just considered it a blessing in disguise.
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August 18th, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Yay, thanks for sharing!!!
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August 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I was just sitting here thinking to myself as I TRY to get my 3 month old to take a bottle so he can eat at the sitters that I would give someone hope with my story. When Gavin was born, he wouldn't latch to save his/my life. The LC told me I had flat nipples (she actually said my nipples sucked and she would be suprised if he could). My sister has flat nipples and couldn't BF her children. I was sooo upset. I cried the first couple of days. But, with nipple guards and persistence, my LO latched on and we have beeen going strong ever since! So much so, I cannot get him to take a bottle . So, the morale of this story is, don't give up - you can do it![/b]
that's great! can you add your experience to the 'our stories' section?
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August 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I was just sitting here thinking to myself as I TRY to get my 3 month old to take a bottle so he can eat at the sitters that I would give someone hope with my story. When Gavin was born, he wouldn't latch to save his/my life. The LC told me I had flat nipples (she actually said my nipples sucked and she would be suprised if he could). My sister has flat nipples and couldn't BF her children. I was sooo upset. I cried the first couple of days. But, with nipple guards and persistence, my LO latched on and we have beeen going strong ever since! So much so, I cannot get him to take a bottle . So, the morale of this story is, don't give up - you can do it![/b]
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