Baby still wants to nurse but can't

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2011
Baby still wants to nurse but can't
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 4:40pm

Hi Moms,

My DD is 12 weeks and has always been interested in nursing, but physically can't due to mouth muscle problems.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Sat, 06-04-2011 - 8:26pm
Will she "comfort nurse", just suckle for comfort? Some babies who can't nurse for nourishment will do that.


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Registered: 01-26-2011
Sun, 06-05-2011 - 1:24am

I agree with pp. If she is happy to comfort nurse at the breast that would be awesome for both of you (assuming you don't have really painful nipples). Just start with a little skin-to-skin and see what she does...enjoy :)