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Can i teach my baby to breastfeed after 7 months?

magda89's Avatar magda89 (TS)
04:59 AM Liked: 10
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01-06-2014 | Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2014

Dear Moms!

I have been exclusively pumping for 10 months. My baby was born premature. At first i fed him with both breast and bottle (with my milk) but after 3 months my baby stopped eating for 2 weeks and since that time i have been feeding with bottle because he doesnt want breast. When he tries, vomiting reflex appears. I am tired of expressing milk and want to breast feed, I'd like to try. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed? Any success stories?

cynthia mosher's Avatar cynthia mosher
12:56 PM Liked: 37660
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01-09-2014 | Posts: 38,755
Joined: Aug 1999

Hi magda89 and welcome to Mothering. There are plenty of moms who have succeeded in getting their babies back on the breast. So please don't feel it's not possible. 


Anyone have a success story to share?

clearlycrazy's Avatar clearlycrazy
11:44 AM Liked: 33
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03-26-2014 | Posts: 71
Joined: Jan 2014

have you tried using nipple shields? I don't have personal experience with this- but I do have a friend who got her premie to finally get on the breast using nipple shields

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