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Old 10-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #16
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Re: unable to breastfeed the first one but did great the 2nd time around?

Your story sounds SO much like mine! DS spent his first 24 hours in NICU and his blood sugar dropped so they had to supplement with formula. We tried for two months to BF, even while visiting a LC but he never would latch on right. It was an emotional struggle and eventually his pediatrician told me that we were both too stressed out and that would only make the situation worse so I gave up and bottle fed him.

He is 3 yrs old now. DD was born this past July and she is a champion BFer! We had very few problems-but I did INSIST that the LC at the hospital come in and work with me a couple of times while we were in the hospital just to make sure everything was going smoothly.

It can definitely be done mama. Good luck and congrats on the new LO!
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