Originally Posted by RobynFSU
What were your original difficulties? What made you stop? What does you baby do now if you offer your breast? Hooking up with someone local that is supportive and can help you overcome your original difficulties will be key I feel. Once you get a good latch going, you could also use a nursing supplementer until your supply increases to get rid of bottles.
Original difficulties were: my own awkwardness with my large breasts, ds being tongue tied, him being fussy at the breast, lack of feeling like I had support....
I actually tried to nurse him today, because he has a cold and I made him upset when I cleaned out his nose and wouldn't calm down. SO i latched him on and he was fine for a few seconds, but got mad when the milk stopped coming out. I got him latched to both breasts for maybe a total of three minutes, but it was a latch.
I'm worried about having the $$ to get help from an LC. And with LLL only meeting once a month (and me being out of town for the next meeting) I'm not sure who else could help?