I am attempting to return my 9 month old son to breastfeeding. So far, here's what has happened:
Tried to hold him in the nursing position and get him to latch. He cried and fussed and wanted to go play.
Tried using a nursing supplementer. He'll drink from the straw but not while it's attached to mama. The first time we used this he screamed and tore the whole thing off me.
Tried the SNS again, this time before bed. He latched for ONE second, bit me, then fussed to be put down. I took this as a small step of achievement
To be honest though, I'm already ready to give up. I know I need to give this a lot more time, but its just really hard sometimes. Sometimes I think if he wasn't teething so badly like he is right now, he would try to latch on more. But he cries sometimes through meals because his teeth hurt him so much. I am 31 weeks pregnant with baby brother, and I've been producing colostrum for a few weeks now. I tried expressing some and enticing Paddy with it, but he wasn't interested. Oh yeah and I forgot to mention how difficult it is trying to hold him in the right position with this WATERMELON strapped to the front of me LOL! Sigh...I just need some encouragement.