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Several months ago I spoke with a woman on the phone who was having a hard time getting her son to latch. She wasn't certain if she should keep trying. I shared with her the story of my dd - who took almost 6 months to latch on all the time (she may have been around 5 1/2 months old when it clicked). I encouraged her to keep trying and gave tips on getting her baby on the breast.

She e-mailed me today. At 5 1/2 months, something finally clicked with her son. They have been exclusively nursing for a month now! I am so happy that I was able to help her and that she stuck with it. She is so happy nursing her child.

And now...I must go nurse my almost 2 year old - the one who took almost 6 months to learn to nurse.

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You are so awesome for helping her! And kudos for you for NEVER giving up....I think a good number of women in your position would have given up...but you didn't!
 

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I try to help people learn from my experience. I convinced a woman I met over the internet to take a breastfeeding class because the hospitals were so inept at helping and practically throw formula at you. She did so, and to my knowledge, was a successful breastfeeder. I can't get my milk back, but I too like to help others. Congratulations to all of you who gave your babies the best. Mine only got breast milk for two months, but at least I know that when it dried up, I pumped all I could. Love to all breastfeeding moms!!
 

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Yay! Good for you! Both for your own breastfeeding relationship and for giving this other woman the perspective and support she needed to stick with it!

It took us 5 1/2 months to learn to nurse at the breast, too. I have never been so proud of any accomplishment as I am of perservering and making sure my child received standard nutrition.
 

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That is very happy.
 

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wonderful! my tig and i have a similar story as well. almost 6 months of ep, before he "got it" he weaned for good at just over 5 years old
 
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