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A Necessity If Your Baby Cannot Latch On
on 2 January 2013
I ordered this item after an exhausting 3 weeks of constantly expressing, washing and sterilising bottles when I left the hospital as I couldn't get my baby to latch on. Initially I hadn't been overly fussed whether I'd breast or formula feed but it was such an emotional time after having an emergency c section, and not being able to breastfeed made me feel like I was somehow failing my daughter. The community midwives tried to help but eventually even they accepted defeat and advised I would have to switch to formula and I shouldn't feel bad about it, as I was stressed out and also starting to lose my milk supply. As a last ditch attempt, I ordered one of these and straightaway, she latched on. I gradually managed to work on breastfeeding without it, secure in the knowledge that if she couldn't latch on I had it as backup, and after a couple of weeks I no longer needed to use it. I've now been exclusively breastfeeding for 10 weeks and have joined a local group where I found that a few other women had also had to use this product. It's a shame it's not included within the Bounty Pack you receive in hospital. I spent so much money on bottles, pumps, a sterilizer and nipple shields, I am still astounded that something so cheap and simple made so much difference. And it is so much more convenient to not have to make up/warm bottles whenever the baby starts crying. However, I would like to add for anyone who even after trying this still can't breastfeed that I was really concerned by not doing so I wasn't bonding with my baby. What I actually found was that when I could, it was no different to how we'd bonded whilst she was being bottlefed.