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July 19th, 2011, 02:39 AM
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I feel like I've been pretty successful with both my dd and ds. Both of them just picked up latching around 3mos. I would try with or with out the shield but, that never went very well. So I pumped and pumped. Then just one day they woke up and decided to latch.

A couple of things that really helped me is try to latch sort of between bottle feedings when your babe isn't extremely hungry and cranky. She'll have more focus and be more apt to try new things.

I only used the sns, supplemental nursing system, a few times but, I feel like it really helped. Ds latched soon after I started using it. I feel like it helped him realize "Hey, this is just as good as a bottle".

I still pump so I can give fortified bottles a couple of times a day but, he is doing so well bfing that he almost likes eating with mama more than the bottle now
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