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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finger Feeding

Rilynn is a very healthy eater but we had some trouble in the beginning because of people telling us different things plus her strong-will to only suck when she was gettin somethin in return continuously. So the lactation consultant suggested this - finger feeding. It encourages her to suck correctly without allowing her to bottle feed.

As much as I don't like her taking formula right now, I'm still pumping so she's getting the colostrum by syringe and we feel pretty confident that once my milk arrives, she'll be just fine. She's always very eager to eat and has latched on correctly in the past.
I thought I might pop a stitch when Septtro attached the container to his hat (lactation actually suggested it). :)


Jess said...

I'm sure she will get it down! I love this picture-very sweet!

Anonymous said...

Susan, we did this too! We called this Nathan's milkshake. Isn't it crazy to feel how strong they can suck?!

Jacque said...

Love it!! Too cute. Give Rachel a call if you need some support -- she's a La Leche league mentor. Breastfeeding is hard! We all think since it's God's design, it should be easy and natural, belive me -- get all the help and support you need -- don't feel like a bad mom for asking for help. :) Praying for you!

Hepners Blog said...

Made us laugh! Look at that proud Papa!!! She has such a pretty color! Can't wait to meet her!