Back to the same old problems

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by fifi-folle, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. fifi-folle

    fifi-folle C (7/11) & C (10/12)

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    Looks like tongue tie snip wasn't enough.
    DS has had the cold for over 3 weeks and I put his fussy bf'ing down to this but DH and I suddenly realised that DS had stopped sticking his tongue out. This makes us think it's his tongue tie but I'm looking for any other suggestions.

    Recap:
    • took til day 10 to get latched on
    • would only feed with nipple shield
    • reflux diagnosed at 5 wks on omeprazole susp
    • poor weight gain
    • posterior tt snipped at 8 wks
    • now feeding without nipple shield
    • good weight gain til 3 weeks ago (13wks)
    • past 3 weeks he's been switching sides really quickly, I've been doing switch nursing
    • past week we've had a reduction in the number of wet nappies but fine dirty ones (occasional green one but put that down to cold/teething)

    What do you think? We have an appt with paed dentist who snipped his tt but not til Tues. I'm currently back on fenugreek, giving him ebm a couple of times a day (or formula and pumping) as he's screaming after feeding and it looks like that's cause he's still hungry. I know about growth spurts etc but I cannot get him to stay on the boob except when he's really sleepy/asleep.

    I really am miserable about this, he's clearly hungry but won't feed properly. I cry with every bottle he has. It's not what I wanted and I'm scared that if the tt isn't needing further snipping that I'll just have to switch him to ff. I know all that matters is that he is fed but my rational brain isn't working at the minute.
     
  2. Sadie79

    Sadie79 Well-Known Member

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    So sorry you're going through this hun. It makes me realise how lucky i am. My baby has tongue tie and is getting it snipped in january but it has never interfered with his feeding. It seems to me that you are a brilliant, caring mum who has done everything in your power to try to breast feed and give the baby the best start. I think you should give yourself a big pat on the back as you have given the baby that amazing start. Whatever you do now, you have provided him with a great immune system for life because of the BF. Many mums never even try BF, well done you for persevering. I think you could move onto FF with pride, if thats what is needed. Good luck xxx
     
  3. fifi-folle

    fifi-folle C (7/11) & C (10/12)

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    Thank you, my Mum has said the exact same thing. It's just so diffecult to accept. The pumping and fenugreek seem to be working a bit but I'm still having to supplement
     

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