My baby was a great nurser from day 1 but for some odd reason stopped nursing at 5 weeks. She did nurse in her sleep. I thought it was maybe the new soap I was using and thought it would pass since she did intermittently nurse . But after she turned 2 months old she stopped nursing at all. I have been pumping and offering via bottle. OF course, I think I lost all hope after that and have not even offered the breast since she was 3 months old. NOw she is 8 months old. I made the mistake of not seeing a LC or LL league member tll she was 5 months old. But they were like "better luck next time" I called another Le Leche League member and she was the same way . I thought it was possible to bring even older babies back to the breast. I can't keep up with this pumping, my supply is dropping and my baby is getting older. Can someone please help me? She has a baad appetite and that's making things worse. I cut out her solids sometimes but still no appetite. She doesn't drink more than 1 ounce from a cup so I get scared and go back to the bottle. Le Leche league mekber and Lc both suggested more skin to skin and warm baths tgether. I'm losing hope nad scared that she's getting older. Can someone please help. If I offer the breast now she just bites (not latching but biting due to teething) down hardddd every time. Please help.
And please don't tell me how people EP for years because I want to breastfeed her... that's what I want. I also got the suggestion of laid back breastfeeding. Tried it but its not working.
I thought the Le Leche League is an expert in bringing older babies back to the breast. But I am really disappointed. She did give me a nipple shield which she does not like at all.