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    Default gave a bottle now she won't suck

    I need help. My baby is 8 days old. My nipples were bleeding so I've been pumping and then giving it to her in a bottle as well as some formula for the past 3 days. I'm ready to nurse again but she won't latch on or suck any more. I don't know what to do.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: gave a bottle now she won't suck

    hang in there mama.. it can take a little time to get the lo back to the breast but the best way to do it is to keep offering it. You may even want to express a little milk first so that she smells and tastes it on your breast. just keep trying


    Tina - mom of Addison Belle
    12/11/07
    5lbs 13oz - 18in



    and my VBAC ~ Olivia Grace
    9/12/09
    6lbs 8z - 18.5in

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    Default Re: gave a bottle now she won't suck

    Thanks - I was wondering if there was any hope at all. We will keep at it. Maybe tomorrow...

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    Default Re: gave a bottle now she won't suck

    Keep trying mama!

    Help -- My Baby Won't Nurse!

    this is a great resource. Are you able to work with a lactation consultant or LLL Leader?

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    Default Re: gave a bottle now she won't suck

    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyscootless View Post
    Are you able to work with a lactation consultant or LLL Leader?
    There is a lactation clinic at the hospital here. I'm going to call them on Monday.

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