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Monday, July 18, 2011

How late is too late to become a nursing baby?

Here is another beautiful comment left by Daryllyn. I wanted to make sure everone has a chance to see it. A part of my feels that feeding at the breast is a lifestyle choice. I have not been that successful getting babies past 4 months old to latch on, but there is always exceptions. Thank you for sharing this story with me.

noelani has left a new comment on your post "How late is too late to re-lactate?":

When my fourth adopted child was placed with me, she was 6 1/2 half months old. I was still nursing my 2YO and really wanted to nurse her. She had spent most of her life in the hospital and had issues with both her physical and emotional health. I was told that a baby over 4 months could probably not be taught to nurse, but I tried, anyway. At first, things did not go well at all. I applied everything else I knew about attachment parenting and made a great deal of progress with her. For months, I tried to be happy with that, but I couldn't do it. Finally, I decided to consider every aspect of her experience of bottle feeding and then tried to make small changes toward breastfeeding. The day before her first birthday, she became a nursing baby!

Since then, I have been in touch with other adoptive moms who wanted to get older babies started breastfeeding and needed encouragement. Some of their children have been well beyond infancy when they began breastfeeding. The results have been tremendous, especially with children who have experienced a great deal of trauma and/or deprivation in their early lives.

I would encourage any mother who has an interest in re-lactating to go ahead. It may take a lot of patience and creativity, but it can be done!

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