Hi girls, thanks for any advice you can give me!
Has anyone successfully got an older baby to latch? Can it be done? How?
My wee girl is 5 months old, she BF for the first two weeks and I've been pumping for her since (can't pinpoint why she stopped, doesn't really matter at this point). I've tried to get her back on the breast with the LC ... skin to skin, nipple shields, all the usual tactics, but to no avail yet. Now she's lost most of her natural instincts, so I'm just trying to have "happy time" at the breast, sometimes she gives me the head bob and licks the nipple but that's it. She loves the bottle and is a busy wee thing, have tried co sleeping with her but she's wriggly!
I guess I'm not ready to stop trying yet and I wonder if I should keep at it and one day she might latch? Or should I just work on accepting that it's never going to happen? I know you all understand how I'm feeling...