Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Help transition baby back to breast!

  1. #1

    Unhappy Help transition baby back to breast!

    My son was born 11 days ago, at birth he latched on beautifully and we didn't need any assistance. Unfortunetly he ended up with jaundice really bad and they had to supplement him with a bottle to keep him under the lights, now he won't latch on any longer which is preventing my milk from fully coming in with pumping alone.
    I have tried to pump first to start "let down" to make it easier for him but he is really being a lazy baby

    I want to be able to get him back to the breast and have that bond with him but not sure what else to try.

    Any help/adive will be greatly appreciated!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Help transition baby back to breast!

    Welcome and congratulations on the new baby! I'm sorry your baby has gone on a nursing strike. This link covers strikes and what to do about them: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html. In particular, the instant reward and skin-to-skin techniques are helpful for moms in your situation.

    These links should also be useful:

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: Help transition baby back to breast!

    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006

    Default Re: Help transition baby back to breast!

    hang in there 11 days is so young.. I bet you can get him back to the breast it will just take some time.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts