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I weaned my now 16 month old at 9 months, during a difficult pregnancy. Since my newborn has been born (she spent 2 mos in the NICU) I have been pumping for my toddler.<br>
Now she's home, and feeding well, and I'm getting tired of pumping. My toddler is showing an interest in nursing, but when I tried to put him on to day, he doesn't know what to do. He licks and bites a little.<br><br>
How do I teach him? He was a great nurser before.
 

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Hmmm...I nursed through my entire pregnancy but I had to cut it way down due to soreness so I might not be able to help but I didn't not want to respond. Can you try getting in the bathtub and nursing there? I do that sometimes with my 2yo when her latch it killing me and repositioning is not helping...something about being in the water really relaxes both of us...I know there are Mamas out there who have relactated so maybe you should post this in BF challenges to see if you get a response? Also, just have a lot of patience and maybe your ds will return to it - Can you have him nurse at the same time as your little one? When Kiera and Devin nurse at the same time I say something like, "Oh Kiera, see how nice and wide Devin opens her mouth?" and then she follows suit. HTH...I will keep thinking...
 

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I know this is for moms teaching younger babies, but maybe some of the techniques shown here would help? <a href="http://http//www.kellymom.com/newman/a-when_latching.html" target="_blank">When Latching</a><br><br>
I would start by asking him to open wide and show him by example. Then when he latches on, try hand expressing some milk in his mouth to show him that it comes out that way. Good luck!
 

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try this site---<br><a href="http://www.fourfriends.com" target="_blank">www.fourfriends.com</a><br><br>
it's about adoptive breastfeeding---the moms on there have lots of tips on helping moms breastfeed their adoptive infants/toddlers. so, given that your child has breastfed before, unlike many adoptive children, perhaps some easy tips will help you. good luck!
 
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