I think we're making progress! My 6wo DS who has been striking for 2 1/2 weeks - and has never latched well or w/o a nipple shield - is finally trying! He is licking my nipple and drinking the swallowing the milk that drips, but otherwise doesn't seem to know what to do.
He hates having his chin pushed down and doesn't open his mouth wide at all - how can I help him?
We've been doing lots of skin-to-skin - seems to have gotten him to this point. Also, he's a very laid-back eater with pumped milk in a bottle as well as at the breast before the strike. How can I encourage a good active suck?
ANY ideas or anything that has helped you would be great! I am SO relieved that he's even interested!