latching issues

(3 Posts)
marshmumma Mon 04-Nov-13 22:56:18

My 1stborn is a week old he was cup fed in hospital as my milk wasn't in and he wouldn't latch, he will grudgingly feed (5-10 mins) with a nipple shield but when i put him near my breast without it he'll have a suck then wave his head around and then stick his hand over my nipple

Sunflower1985 Tue 05-Nov-13 07:56:06

Any support groups nearby you could get to? I couldn't have done it without them. Full of new mums with exactly this issue. Good luck.

tweetytwat Tue 05-Nov-13 07:59:35

agree you need someone to observe a feed really to help you best, have you got a local group? if you need help finding one pm me your postcode I should be able to help look for one
if not the mw or Hv may be good. If they aren't helping ring one of the helplines NCT La Leche or National Breastfeeding Helpline.

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