My 7 wk. old will not latch-- Any suggestions??? Here is the journey to this refusal... She would not latch in the hospital except when I used a nipple shield. During the first two weeks of life she nursed great but only with the nipple shield. We were slowly making progress to nursing without the shield and sometimes she would latch after nursing with the shield. She had a high bili so the entire time we were trying to establish BF she was on a bili blanket. Then the doc wanted us to supplement for 24 hrs with formula so we gave a bottle. This was terrible and she constantly spit up during this time. We went back to BF but at 3 weeks of age she had to be readmitted for phototherapy and strictly bottlefed BM for about 3 days. Then we attempted to reintroduce the breast but with numerous doc appts (she became anemic with weekly blood draws at the children's hospital 2 hours away) during the next weeks and lots of stress, she gradually refused to nurse. She will do a few sucks with the shield on and then scream and push away, Then I give in and give her a bottle of pumped BM. It is very frustrating and I don't know what to do- Is it to late?