yesterday for one feeding dd latched absolutely perfectly and nursed (strong drinking) for a whole 15 minutes!!! In 8 weeks of bad latching, supplementing, nipple confusion, this is the best she has ever done. And it DIDN'T HURT! Since then she's screamed hysterically every time I tried to position her to nurse. I just don't get it. I thought she was perhaps too hungry or overtired so one time I even put her on 'early' before she started cueing. She was quite content and happy, smiling... , I positioned her and hysterical screaming!! This morning she's back to her usual, half open mouth and on/off again latching and falling asleep after 5 mins. The great latch yesterday was really due to her opening her mouth really wide (bottles have ruined this!). If anyone has any tips for making bottle confused babes open their mouths wide I'd love to hear them.
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4/2/03 at 11:27am