Ruby takes the breast anytime I offer it, as long as she is sitting up and leaning in. She will not let me hold in her in the traditional nursing position, cradle. She does not latch on. She opens her mouth widely, and allows me to manually express milk into her mouth. She will do this for several minutes at a time, coming back for me.
She bites! Hard!
Biting is nothing new for her. We have talked about this frequently. No matter what, it just seems that we can’t get past this stumbling block.
A few weeks ago, laying down in bed, she latched on! After two lovely sucks…
That’s where we are. She did the same thing to me last night in the tub. I’m hopeful that as she grows and learns what “no biting” means, we can have a nursing relationship.