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Old 03-29-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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Any great re-latch stories?

DS was EBFd until I became prego when he was 7m. I immediately took every precaution to keep my BM up, in hopes to BF throughout the pregnancy and tandem afterwards. MUCH to my upset, my BM went away totally by the time DS was 10m old and he's been on bottles of goats milk ever since. He was not interested in the least in comfort nursing.

Our new LO will be here any day now and in the last week or so, DS has really had an interest in my breasts again, though I think it's because he's learning about his belly button and thinks mine is funny... and it kinda looks like a nipple now...

So I'm wondering if there's anyone who took a 'break' from BFing for five months with a LO this young, and was able to successfully get them relatched?

I've come to terms with the fact that I don't have much control over this, and it may not go my way... but I'm still looking for some inspirational stories

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: Any great re-latch stories?

if he wants to of course he can. you may have to work with him on a good latch
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At this age it should be easy if baby wants it and importantly you do too!

Is he currently having bottles? cups? have you let him latch at all recently?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:14 PM   #4
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Re: Any great re-latch stories?

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At this age it should be easy if baby wants it and importantly you do too!

Is he currently having bottles? cups? have you let him latch at all recently?
He has both, but milk in bottles. He hasn't latched recently, but I've tried to be a bit more 'naked' around him lately (is that weird?!) so that he sees my boobs more often... not just so that he'll relatch, but so that when baby is nursing, he won't be as interested in poking around... but maybe that's not such a bad thing?
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Re: Any great re-latch stories?

totally normal to be topless around your child, your soon to be flashing him quite a bit!

You could always say "if you want to try to nurse you know your welcome" and give him the choice
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