Is it too late to start Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding was something I was always going to do. Never did I think I would ever need to formula feed but after a traumatic birth and being forced onto the bottle whilst in hospital I ended up becoming what I hoped I wouldn't - a formula feeder.


For the first five weeks (until two weeks ago) I expressed milk but never really enough for more than one to one-and-a-half feeds. I then had to return the hospital pump so stopped expressing.
This morning I was having some skin to skin and Molly (who is seven weeks old) started licking my skin, so out of curiosity I moved her to my breast to see what her reaction would be. She opened her mouth and licked the nipple. I understand this wasn't her wanting to feed but one thing she never did before was open her mouth for the nipple (even after getting help from umpteen midwives and breast feeding support workers).


I am now wondering if it is too late to introduce the breast for some feeds before up with formula.
If it is possible can you help me work out how to go about it? I do still have some milk and I know I'll have to pump loads again but my biggest battle is getting Molly to latch when she is so used to being bottle fed.


Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

No comments :

Post a Comment