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Old 03-28-2008, 09:13 PM   #11
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I think it is so great that such a young mama wants to BF so badly!
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:17 PM   #12
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:36 PM   #13
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Wow, you are doing such a great service to this young mother. I applaued you. And as for the mother, wow how strong is she, not only is she young and has a baby but also is breastfeed.

I would call the CLC, and like other posters have said explain her circumstances. But also just remind this mother that it takes patience. Since her baby is a preemie, he will have different needs and challenges. Things will be slow to start, teaching him to use a real nipple instead of an artificial one.

Also a good thing, is to perhaps give him some of the bottle first, so he isn't so hungry, just enough to curb his appetite, so he isn't so frustrated and hungry and then offer the breast.

And offer the breast when he isn't hungry and wide awake, so he isn't battling the he wants food now. Offer the breast also when he is dozing off to sleep, he 'll be more unaware of what is going on and more likely to take the breast.

Things will be slow going at first, but he'll get the hang of it, and so will mom.

Just remind her that she is an awesome mother, praise praise praise on her part, and remind her that even though breastfeeding is natural it doesn't always come naturally and they both need to learn this new skill. Tell her that things will get easier, you promise.

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:14 PM   #14
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I can't add anything that hasn't already been said, but just wanted to thank you for taking the time to help this mom! That's really awesome.
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Old 03-30-2008, 09:41 PM   #15
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just wanted to say how awesome that you are helping her and major kudos for her for trying so hard..i def. didn't know anything about it when I had my dd and I ended up quiting after one night in the hospital because the nurse "helped" me by giving me a nipple off of a bottle and told me it was shield so she could latch because my nips were messed up so give her huge from me!
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