On Monday morning, January 2, Loretta climbed in bed with us. My shirt came up and she asked to nurse.
She has been “nursing” for about six months now. I use quotation marks because she hasn’t been transferring much milk. She bites, turns her lips under, and is generally a mess. I guess she forgot how to nurse.
I hadn’t pumped for the last 12 hours or so (I know…. I know…. I should be pumping more frequently, but it’s so draining and time-consuming). I was full and she transferred a good amount of milk. She came very close to emptying the breast.
She has been nursing since. She asks to nurse 3-4 times a day. She still turns her lips under and bites occasionally, but she’s figured out how to transfer milk. Maybe Ruby will watch her big sister and get a clue. In the meantime, I think I’ll just enjoy nursing!