There have been many times that i have felt that she will never attach but the nurses state that she could in the future. I am getting frustrated however and don’t know if i should put a time limit on myself to see how long it might take her to finally attach to the breast.
AT the present time I am trying to get bubs on the bubs on the breast at least 3 times a day generally whilst a bottle of breastmilk is in a warmer as after a few attempts she seems to get really worked up and I am told this is detrimental to my chances of her trying to attach. After I try this I give her bottle then try again if she seems content enough. Once she is finally settles or asleep after the feed it is time for me to express again limiting time I have to sleep or play with her.
Due to this time limitation I have been thinking if it is worthwhile just changing to formula and bottle feeding her only… however the nurse say that she is improving and at least nuzzling at the breast a little more than she used to. The nurses have also said they have seen babies attach for the first time. I have already rehired the medela pump for another month but don’t know if I should keep trying after this.
Has anyone ever had or heard of similar situations. I would love to hear about them.
Jacki (NSW), Caitlyn Grace born 3/4/2006