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post #1 of 11
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my 7 month old is freaking with the LactAid! I think the tube freaks her out....any ideas?
post #2 of 11
Is your baby an adoptive baby? What were you using prior to the Lact-Aid? If you were using the bottle, you may want to consider using some breast shields to get her used to the breast. I know some moms use the Lact-Aid underneath that. I have never tried that though. Does your baby have a cold or sore throat? Maybe the problem is not the Lact-Aid. Maybe she has a sore throat, teething, clogged tube that does not allow for a good flow? Give some more specifics so that we can try and narrow down what could be going on.
post #3 of 11
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she's normally breastfed, however I'm inducing lactation and wanting to use the LactAid with my partner's milk.

She won't even latch on. Has anyone had this issue? I wonder if I can slide the tube into her mouth after she latches. ?
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Originally Posted by pamamidwife
( She won't even latch on. Has anyone had this issue? I wonder if I can slide the tube into her mouth after she latches. ?
I've never used a LA, but did try an SNS and my LC suggested slipping it into baby's mouth after a good latch is made! Good luck! Keep us posted!
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by pamamidwife
she's normally breastfed, however I'm inducing lactation and wanting to use the LactAid with my partner's milk.

She won't even latch on. Has anyone had this issue? I wonder if I can slide the tube into her mouth after she latches. ?
I bought the SNS and my daughter would NOT latch at all... I think the thought of boob freaked her out, but could have been just the tube too.. she at the time I tried to use it was only 7 months old.

She never did latch while I was trying to use it.

Good luck!

post #6 of 11
Pam, this is off the subject, but I was checking out some of your pics and was wondering what type of wrap you're using in some of the photos. It looks like the ones I've seen and liked, but don't know what they are called or where you get them! TIA (hope it's OK that I asked this ? on this thread?!?)
post #7 of 11
It freaked my son out too. Have you tried calling the woman who made the LactAid? She was very very helpful.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by mom2ken1cam2
Pam, this is off the subject, but I was checking out some of your pics and was wondering what type of wrap you're using in some of the photos. It looks like the ones I've seen and liked, but don't know what they are called or where you get them! TIA (hope it's OK that I asked this ? on this thread?!?)

It's from Gypsymama.com - and it's a BaliBreeze. They're awesome for summer!
post #9 of 11
So baby normally breastfeeds on her mama's breast? And you are inducing lactation so that you can nurse also? I want to make sure that I understand correctly? If that is the case, it seems that baby is used to nursing from mama's breast who already has milk. Maybe mama can just put the tube there without milk or anything so that baby gets used to nursing with the tube. Then, as you try to nurse as well with the tube, baby will already be used to it? Just a thought here. Usually babies get used to whatever type of nursing that they are originally used to. It takes a few tricks here and there to get them to adapt to anything new.
post #10 of 11
Are you familar with Darilynn Starr and her stuff on adoptive breastfeeding? Maybe there's something in there that would be helpful. Here's a link.

http://breast-feeding.adoption.com/
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by twinsarefun
So baby normally breastfeeds on her mama's breast? And you are inducing lactation so that you can nurse also? I want to make sure that I understand correctly? If that is the case, it seems that baby is used to nursing from mama's breast who already has milk. Maybe mama can just put the tube there without milk or anything so that baby gets used to nursing with the tube. Then, as you try to nurse as well with the tube, baby will already be used to it? Just a thought here. Usually babies get used to whatever type of nursing that they are originally used to. It takes a few tricks here and there to get them to adapt to anything new.
Well, I have induced lactation already. She's used to getting some milk from me, too now. We've been working on it for a month or so.

It really seems like it was the tube that she was wary of. I think I'll try again when she's more mellow. Thank you!

And doctorjen, I don't think this would have been possible without you. Milk is coming from my breasts! Sweet, rich milk! It's not huge amounts, but it's more than I ever would have expected. I'll check out that link. Love you so much, Jen!
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