Oh yeah, Tiven did that, too! What worked for me was to model for her what I wanted, I'd open my mouth big & wide, and stick my tongue out, and when she'd mimic me, I'd pop a boob in! She'd nurse OK for a bit & then pull her tongue back, so I'd have to pop her off & start over. She learned pretty quickly that keeping the tongue out = more food. I hope your Sam figures it out soon, too!
Also, have you tried pumping one breast while feeding baby on the other? It really takes advantage of the natural let-down & advantages of holding & looking at a sweet baby & all that. It can be a bit tricky to get started, but at least you'll be saving a bit of time.
And remember that nursing doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing thing. Maybe you can hold onto nursing as a bedtime routine and supplement the rest of the time?
"No more hurting people. Peace."
-- Martin Richard, age 8, Boston, MA
Rest in peace, Martin.
Love the pics!!!
Sorry you're having such a hard time with nursing. Good for you for fighting for it so hard though! I hope you can make some progress!!
Mara & Joel, 2009