Breastfeeding can be hard work. This is true under the best of circumstances as it requires patience, time, and a concerted effort. When you have a child born with Down Syndrome, the patience, time and concerted effort are just magnified a bit more. However, breastfeeding a baby with Down syndrome can be successfully done by keeping just a few things in mind to help.
When you have a new baby, and a desire to breastfeed there are always obstacles. Most babies, when given a chance, will learn to nurse well. There are of course a few exceptions, and with special needs babies, this is so much truer.