This baby is eight weeks old and is doing almost no drinking, though
very occasionally one sees a short pause in the baby's chin. A baby who
breastfeeds only with this type of sucking could stay on the breast for
hours and still not get enough milk. Something needs to be done here and
if achieving a better latch, using compression doesn’t help, the baby
almost certainly needs to be supplemented. The best way to supplement
the baby is with a lactation aid at the breast. Why?
1. Babies learn to breastfeed by breastfeeding
2. Mothers learn to breastfeed by breastfeeding
3. The baby continues breastfeeding and thus continues getting milk from
the breast and thus increases the mother's milk production
4. The baby is not likely to refuse to latch on
5. There is much more to breastfeeding than breastmilk, as important as the breastmilk is
See the video clip "Inserting a Lactation Aid"