Lyzette Luppnow, Durbanville
June 30, 2017
Chantelle Smit-Kotze, Durbanville
June 30, 2017

Mommy Annika, Harrismith

Mommy Annika and baby Derik Papenfus (5 months) attended BabyGym in 2013. He was a very happy and healthy breastfed baby with no concerns. Mommy Annika was a first time mom and enjoyed motherhood tremendously. She however arrived on that particular day and was desperate. Derik refused to drink for the 2nd day in a row and although he was very hungry and restless, she apparently could not manage to latch him onto her breast effectively. And, if she did so, he would feed for only a few seconds and would pull away looking unhappy. She tried everything and considered all possibilities (her diet, her clothes, her fabric softer, her body lotion, his general health, changes at and around her home etc.) She could not understand what the matter was, and was even considering offering him a bottle. I was amazed that it his odd behaviour coincide with week 3 of her course. (Gods timing, I suppose!). Annika took Derik through all the activities of the class. He became more and more frustrated and one could clearly see that he is hungry. She was very hesitant to put him on her breast as she was sure that he would just reject it again. BUT.he latched beautifully and started feeding for the remainder of the 20 minutes of the class. She was so surprise (and.I was a little as well!!). Derik fed like a dream and was so satisfied after the class that he fell asleep soon thereafter. Her feedback later that week was that he is still feeding wonderfully and that she now knows what to do if it happens again.