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Thread: Nursing Amnesia???

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    Default Nursing Amnesia???

    I am breastfeeding my ten day old daughter. At the beginning, she latched on perfectly and had little to no problems latching on every time. As of yesterday, it seems she has amnesia and has forgotten how to latch. I literally sit for an hour each feeding jut trying to get her latched on. It's become very frustrating for the both of us and she is constantly struggling to get on...once she's on, she is fine, but doesn't stay on as long as she used to. HELP.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default Re: Nursing Amnesia???

    and congratulations on your new baby Do you have a local LLL leader you could get in touch with? I'm sure you will get some good advice here.

    Jeanne (my middle name IRL)

    Mommy to two girls (M & M), born Sept. '07 and Sept. '09

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    M. dot, Ontario

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    Congrats clojo3 on your new little person! How frustrating for you both Apart from contacting a LC I can't think of anything to help but I did find this post from another mb by a mom going through the same thing - maybe it might help?

    Babies are Just Awesome

    now cloth diapering that
    Mom to Liv, Soph & now Baby Nate Nate

    Are you typing with one hand, too?

    birth: 7lbs 14oz / discharge: 7lbs 1oz / day 7 8lbs 1 oz / day 14 8lbs 15oz / day 28 10lbs 7oz / 9 weeks 13lbs 12oz/ 17 weeks 16lbs 2oz
    / 6 months 19lbs 7oz

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    Thank you so much for the kind words and the link. I will try to call the LC. Thanks so much!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    St. Louis, MO

    Default Re: Nursing Amnesia???

    Great advice from pps. Get in contact with you local LLL leader asap.

    Hang in there mamma. The first few weeks are the hardest. Once you get past the hard part you'll look back and know that it's so worth it.

    I'm Laura, mamma of 2



    We love and

    We have been nursing for over 2 years now!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008

    Default Re: Nursing Amnesia???

    How worrisome it must be for you to not know why your baby won't latch on.

    I agree that in person help is the way to go . . . and soon. Is she taking a bottle? I hope that she's getting some nourishment. A day is a VERY long time to go without any food or drink, especially to such a little person.

    I've heard of young babies who develop congestion related to a cold and have a difficult time working out the whole breathing while nursing thing and, as a result, stop latching on. Clearing out the nose with some saline solution and an aspirator before each feeding can make nursing a lot easier for a sick baby. I hope that it's something simple like this in your case.

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