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#1 of 2 Old 01-19-2013, 06:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Someone on one of these threads mentioned that babies transition somewhere around 3-4 months (I think) from instinctive nursing to more skilled where they are actually more aware of what they're doing and can fix issues more easily. Does anyone know any more about this process or can someone direct me to some resources? Or maybe I totally misunderstood, in which case, can someone straighten me out?

My daughter is going on 3 months old with no latch, very weak sucking reflex, just developed a weak gag reflex at about 2 months of age after a brain insult during birth. Just wanting to know more about the process of developing those skills.
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My baby from anecdotal knowledge not professional, learned to nurse without a shield at four months. My best help online was Jack Newman and I worked really close to lactation consultants where my son was in ICU. Sorry I don't have more knowledge in this area. Good luck smile.gif
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