DD is 5 mths old now. We have had many problems from the beginning like reflux, painful latch, biting incessantly.
These issues were always chalked up to something else when one day I realized that she was tongue tied. I feel like such a dumb person for missing this. I also am upset that no one (not my LLL leaders or pediatrician) figured this out sooner.
Now, since she can't suck hard enough, everything is making since. She fusses immediately after my let down is over (no more milk coming out). This is also when she begins tugging and biting (duh, for more milk).
For weeks she has been fussing and I just thought she was super needy and I was always complaining about how I needed a break from nursing. She wants to nurse every half hour to an hour.
And now, our insurance won't cover the procedure to have the frenulum clipped. We can't afford it.
Isn't this so sad? I am just a mess about this.
She has also is only in the 15th percentile for weight gain.
I finally broke down and gave her formula, but I hate it. She has been happier, much calmer, and drinks way more than I thought she was capable of.
What should I do mamas? How do I continue bf'ing? How should I help her be satisfied??