My dd is just over 4 weeks old and has been very opposed to nursing. She never latched in the hospital so we've been pumping & giving her BM while letting her try nursing as often as possible.
THEN, these past couple of days she has taken several feedings with a nipple shield (which she used to refuse) We're so excited- and I'm grateful for the breaks from pumping. You ladies have been invaluable during these hard first weeks. Thanks for all your support.
I have another question - this morning I was laying on my back in bed after her last feeding. She was on her stomach against my bare chest - when suddenly she started to latch! I was so surprised - I don't know if I jerked and scared her off, or if she couldn't hold the latch while lying on her tummy. I know some babies nurse like that, but if she's not holding up her head yet, can she nurse like that? When she moves her head while on her tummy it's so jerky - she's strong but not able to control her movements very well. Would it help if I sat up just a little? Like a reclining position? Any thoughts?
She may not try again but I'd like to give her opportunities to do so!