Re: Confusion and discouragement
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Originally Posted by @llli*honeybutton
I can totally understand your reluctance to just let your baby scream. I don't think that starving him into submission is the right tactic, either. This link covers ways to get a resistant baby to the breast: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/back-to-breast/. The instant reward and skin-to-skin techniques are said to be especially helpful. It may also help to offer a small amount of milk on a bottle- perhaps an oz or so- and then transition baby to the breast for unlimited suckling when his hunger is calmed but not completely vanquished. Taking him to bed is also a fantastic technique- many babies who resist nursing during the day will nurse when they are drowsy or sleeping.
ETA: I think your post deserves lots of replies, but since you posted at the tail end of an older thread, you might not get them. I'd start a new thread- I think it will get more traffic.
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