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  1. Joahnne says:

    Hello, i have a six month old baby who will not accept the bottle. I have been pumping in hope that she would from time to time drink out of a bottle to give me a bit of free time. I beleive i have tried all the tricks i have read on the web. Is this someting you can help me with?

    Thank you


    • llleadersofraleigh says:

      Hi Joahnne,

      Lots of moms struggle with this, it can be really frustrating! If you say you’ve tried most the ‘tricks’ you’ve found, is there any way you could make it to a meeting? That would probably be the best way to talk it out and get some ideas you haven’t tried before. We have one coming up a week from today in Knightdale and all our Wake County meetings are listed here: http://www.lllofnc.org/groups/Wake.html Let me know if I might be able to assist in any other way! Thanks and look forward to meeting you and your baby,



  2. Karyn Abell says:

    Hi, I have an almost 4 week old who just this past week finally started latching. It has been quite a struggle to this point so you can imagine my relief. However, I don’t think she is latching deep enough. It hurts when she initially latches and slightly throughout and I’m still sore afterwards. Also, she will nurse herself to sleep sometimes in the first ten minutes and sometimes she will nurse for almost an hour…and then want to nurse again 30-45 minutes later. I try to check her bottom lip to see if her placement is right but I can’t always tell. How can I try to correct her latch? I’ve watched some videos online for proper latch and I try to mimic it but she still seems to be having a shallow latch.

    Thank you,


  3. Robin says:

    Hello! Is there someone I could speak with via phone regarding some questions about breastfeeding? I’m going to try to come to Friday’s meeting but I’d love to speak with someone before then. If so, I can email my phone number. Thank you!!!


  4. MichiGonzo says:

    I am interest in attending the Saturday meetings occasionally since I have an older child that has soccer and I am due the week of the next August 2016 meeting. I am interested in knowing what takes place in these meetings. I only get 6 weeks of maternity leave and I am extremely nervous about being able to breastfeed and pump and how to juggle pumping when I return to work since I will barely have enough time to get the hang of breastfeeding before I have to manage pumping while working. Any prior insight will be helpful since I’m not sure that I will be able to attend a meeting until after I return to work.


    • llleadersofraleigh says:


      All our meetings are just mom-to-mom breastfeeding support. We talk about anything the mothers come with–questions, concerns, etc.–then sometimes address a particular topic. Our main focus is the current issues you are dealing with. Returning to work while breastfeeding a baby can be very nerve-wracking! I hope you are able to get to a meeting before you return to work so you can feel confident in your plan of action. Here are all the wake county meetings: http://www.lllofnc.org/groups/wake/ There are evening meetings in both Raleigh and Cary, as well as our Saturday meeting you mentioned.

      All the best and we hope to see you soon!



  5. Becky says:

    I have an 8-month old boy who suddenly stopped nursing and gets very upset when he gets near my breast. It’s been going on for three days and this momma is frustrated! I’ve tried many of the recommendations and nothing seems to be working. Help!!!


    • Shannon says:

      Hi. I am not a La Leche leader but I have been nursing my 23 month old. We had to same issues 2 times. It seemed to happen when she started to not feel well or had a tooth coming in. She was only nusing during that time which was so stressful because I thought she was weaning and not getting enough nurishment. She eventually started to nurse like always and it became a faded memory. It only lasted a few days and she did nurse at night but would cry before latched. I just kept offering it and made sure we were in a relaxed environment such as a dim room or even laying down. I hope this helps you. Good luck. Many positive vibes sent your way.


  6. Kelly says:

    I have a 3 week old infant, and I am struggling to have a supply sufficient for what she wants to eat. I also question whether my baby has a lip tie, she is flattening and creasing my nipple with latch and it’s still hurting, especially at initiation of the latch. I really want to breastfeed, but keep becoming increasingly discouraged.


  7. BreAnna says:

    My daughter usually feeds pretty well and often, but lately she’s had fussy episodes. She motions that she wants to eat, but whines and unlatches at a certain point and screams.


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