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    Default Question about Lact-aid

    My son has never been a strong sucker, my reason for having to stop breastfeeding. He never could get milk fast enough and he can only drink from one type of bottle without getting extremely frustrated. I am trying to relactate and I have the intentions to only pump. However do you think I should give lact-aid a chance? I just don't want to waste the time and money if it isn't going to work...

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    Default Re: Question about Lact-aid

    If he does not have a proper latch and suck, using a supplementer won't make your milk come in. So it really depends. If it is breast bonding that you want (which is very important and reasonable to have as a goal) than use the supplementer and enjoy nursing your baby with formula. No one else needs to have an opinion.

    If you are after breast milk, I would rec using a hospital grade double pump. Pump as frequently as you can. It takes a lot of time and determination. I think that it is very worth it, though.

    I started off just pumping and was able to get my baby to breast. I am very glad to be nursing, again. We will be eager to hear from you as the drops and sprays and ounces start flowing!

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    Default Re: Question about Lact-aid

    Hello and ,

    Has your baby's suck been evaluated by a specialist? Has he been checked for tongue tie? Many times, there are physical causes for weak suck that can be improved upon. Do you have a local LLL leader in your area?

    Some mothers find that an adjustment by a chiropractor who specializes in treating infants is a help for babies who are unable to nurse effectively.

    relactatingmommyforthelord has shared some good ideas with you. There are a lot of other relactating moms on this board, too, whom I am sure will share their experiences with you.

    Best Wishes!

    Tiana

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    Default Re: Question about Lact-aid

    Thanks Tiana for speaking up. I of all people should have mentioned, THERE ARE WAYS TO FIX A POOR SUCK! Sorry... I didn't mean to be discouraging.

    (We have been through outgrowing a recessed jaw, craniosacral therapy, and had a tongue-tie clip before we could BF. He still has a high palate but has learned how to nurse, aqnyway.)

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