When Hai saw the breastfeeding film in her childbirth class, she thought, Yeah, I could do that. If other baby mammals can nurse easily, my baby can, too. But after her son, Aydin, was born prematurely and she discovered she had inverted nipples, she learned that it wasn’t as simple as placing a baby on your breast and watching him magically start sucking. Each breastfeeding attempt just made her feel more and more distant from Aydin.
But then she came up with a surprising solution—one that didn’t involve nursing or formula—that allowed her to be the kind of nurturing, attentive mom she wanted to be.
What changes have YOU made in your parenting routine that have allowed you to bond with your kid?
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