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TheCatsMeow Tue 12-Jan-16 17:07:50

Can anyone give me any advice about this? I tried to bf but my baby screamed at the breast and sort of shook his head repeatedly when I tried to latch him.

I gave up and ff him but I really regret it and want to try bf again. I still have a small amount of milk. When I try to get him to latch he does the same thing sad

Someone suggested nipple shields which I'm going to try. Anyone successfully done this?

MaidrinRua Wed 13-Jan-16 13:52:57

I've done it...it's taken me about 6 weeks to get him from 6 bottles of formula a day to 3 formula, 3 expressed BM. Get a good quality pump and pump every two hours and at least once in the night. If you are really serious about it you must do this...it's hard work and draining, and can feel like you are on a hiding to nothing at the beginning as you might get only little drops the first week or so but once you have enough to fill a bottle you will feel like a super hero!

Sort out the latching etc once you get the milk supply up and running

TheCatsMeow Wed 13-Jan-16 14:26:30

Maidrin thanks! I have a pump but can only get about 3ml at the moment which I give to him in a syringe. And it really hurts! Good to know within a few weeks it's possible. I did manage to get him to latch today which was great

MaidrinRua Wed 13-Jan-16 22:11:14

Pump pump pump!! Your nips will soon toughen up and start bringing forth the white gold!

Tatie3 Sat 16-Jan-16 15:34:00

Express as much as you possibly can, particularly during the hours of 1-3am to increase supply. You could also try fenugreek capsules, oats and raspberry leaf tea. Kellymom.com has some great info about relactation.

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