so i went for night shift on wednesday,LO went to his nanny since 7am as i wanted to nap a little during the day and do some chores.i breastfed him tuesday night and early morning wednesday before he went to the nanny.
i had to start formula feeding when he was 3 months old as i had to start working,but i breastfed him all the chances i got.
when he came back from the nanny at around 5pm he had just finished a bottle,i tried to breastfeed him anyway but he refused to put his mouth on the breast.i assumed he was full and tried again before i left at around 6:30 but he still refused.
i went for my 2nd night shift yesterday thursday,didnt meet LO at all as i finish work at 8am and he goes to nanny at 7am.but when he got home at pm i tried breastfeeding him and he again refused,with aching heart i tried laying him on the bed and dangling my breast near his mouth,he sucked and i could see him spitting the milk out.but when i gave him a bottle he took it well.
my breasts are engorged and painful.im going to try to express and feed it to him and see if he dislikes the taste.
my mum says i should still offer him the breast even if he is pretending not to be interested in it.
i dont want him to stop breastfeeding yet,i wanted to go on till he is at least 1 year old.
is it over for me or do any of you ladies with experience know if there is still hope? should i still force him to take the breast?
Try lots of skin to skin contact, that always helps...and maybe, when you've time, have a little 'nursing holiday'. You and LO spend as much time together, chilling out, skin to skin...maybe lie down in bed and watch a film...and let him latch on and off as he likes.
i spent yesterday and today with LO.yesterday, he fought me and didnt want to latch at all.i fought back and he sucked a little,during the night whilst he was asleep i offered him the breast as a dream feed and he took it well.today was a little better.i dont think its over yet,but he prefers the left breast.thank you for those who answered
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