"When I had my last child, Kam, I wasn't able to nurse him for the first 24hrs I became discouraged. I had planned it out from the day I found out I was pregnant I was going to nurse until 1yr at least. After finally getting to nurse him he latched perfectly, fed for 20 minutes and now he prefers breastmilk, won't take any formula or a bottle for the most part. He's been gaining weight much faster than my other children had at his age. I'm proud to say we've made it 5+ months exclusively breastfeeding with many more to come."
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