Sorry I haven't been back in so long, I have been so super busy! It seemed BF was going great but it wasn't. Yesterday my DH and I took Declan to the International Breastfeeding Center because i realized he also had lip tie and i didn't think his tongue was clipped far enough. It turns out his tongue needed to be revised and I am not producing as much milk as he needs. So I have to take Domperidone to build my supply. I also have been taking him for Craniosacral Therapy for tightness in his whole body (they think it started with the cord around his neck three times and put pressure on the nerves there, it is really good for tongue tie too). After the therapy and drinking expressed breast milk after feeding he slept all night! He also had his first nap today without me holding him!
I kept thinking I had a supply issue but the doctors kept saying he is gaining weight so that's not the problem. Well it was. I should have went with my gut.
Are you ladies with TT babies doing or were doing exercises under their tongue after? I wasn't told to do this the first time and it can grow or heal back if not done. I hate doing it that. Who wants to purposely hurt their baby?
Hi Care - I did the exercises with Aoife ... but I mostly did them before the op rather than after. We were trying to see if the exercises alone would stretch the tie enough. It did stretch, but not enough to avoid the snip
You're right about trusting your gut. All the time we were having problems I was being told I just needed to get the latch & positioning right, and I knew there was something else going on
Just checking in. I finally figured out how to put a picture in my signature...not very difficult at all as it turns out. Life has been so chaotic with 2 LOs! Some days I didn't sleep at all and maybe got to eat one meal. Now I'm back to work and regaining my sanity. I feel blessed every day to have these angels in my life. I hope everyone is h&h.
care my supply doubled on the medication but i still only got 2 ounces per pump i am now off the medication and not pumping as I have decided to start transfers in 2 months
my FS said I need 2 months off the medication and BFing for my prolactin levels to go down.
he is so scrumptious I want another asap and luckily have the 7 frosties. anyone else got frosties I cant remember. if not would any of you do ivf again?
Sarah, you are brave! I don't have any frosties and we are undecided if we will do IVF again. I couldn't imagine being pregnant right now. I had such a hard pregnancy and so much pain,I wouldn't want it to impact the time I get to spend with Declan. Plus he is still up all night (he only did that one sleep and nap, lol) and he freaks any time we put him down. With me working I just couldn't imagine two until he is older. And I want to get a good two years of just him before another comes along. But if it happens, that is great too, we just won;t go for IVF right away.
Sarah, make sure you keep us posted!
We go back to the International Breastfeeding Centre tomorrow. He is still bruising my nipples and it really hurts. He also makes noises when he eats and his CST said he doesn't have a good seal so I wonder if he is getting lots of air because of his lip tie. We will see.
These are his 3 month pictures (I guess my scanner is dirty ):
omg care he is just gorgeous!! im still so thrilled for you, your story out of all the ones Ive read on here touched me the most.
sorry to say this but cieran is sleeping 8 hours every night, and more or less falls asleep anywhere. that must be so hard to still be up a lot. that probably helps me wanting to have another asap. in fact people say hurry do it now as you might change your mind once he is moving! plus I had a good pregnancy (apart from all the gall issues). working is hard, but Ive managed to condense my hours down and hoping hubby is going down to 3 days a week soon.
that clinic is that the one by the famous bf expert? I might go if i do end up having another. that bruised feeling was the worst, I was in so much pain and it annoyed me that people would say 'yes it does hurt at the beginning', as theres a big difference between a little pain and terrible excruciating pain!
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