Finger Feeding

breastfeeding_photo32A lovely customer recently sent us this story, and was happy to share her photos with us too. We really want to congratulate her on the awesome effort!

She writes:

“My daughter, who is now 18 months old, absolutely refused to latch on when she was a newborn (to my despair). So the first photo shows her at one week old being fed expressed breastmilk via baby feeding tubes that she sucked from my finger. As you can see in the photo I kept on doing skin to skin contact to hopefully encourage her to latch. After 4 weeks of perservering (and help from my midwife, a lactation consultant and a cranial osteopath!) shel finally started to latch on to the breast and we successfully breastfed until she was 12 months old. The second photo shows her having a feed at 20 weeks old.”