04-15-2008, 03:17 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Re: Breastfeeding-- Need Support Mommas :(
I wanted to second trying the SNS system--are you familiar with it? It involves a bottle hanging upside-down on your shoulder and a little tube comes down that attaches to your nipple so that the baby get what comes from the bottle as well as from the breast.
Another resource I wanted to mention is www.drjacknewman.com. This is a breastfeeding help site that has a lot of video clips of latching, so you can see it instead of trying to visualize it from a description. It shows a good latch vs a bad latch and things like that.
Find yourself some support--see a Lactation consultant and visit a LLL group or something. That made a huge difference in my nursing relationship.
Melanie, Wife to Jamie
, Doula, and mom to Lydia Vera
7/6/06, Juliet Marin
3/16/08, and Virginia Kay
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