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Newborn not staying latched

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My ds is nearly a month old & we're having issues. He was born tongue tied, which I finally managed to get clipped yesterday.

I've been using a nipple shield since he was 2 days because he was constantly slipping off and wasn't able to transfer milk without it. Even with the shield, he hasn't been gaining very well except when I Hirt my wrists doing compressions.

He's alert & peeing/pooping lots, but still isn't back to birth weight.

He nursed really well on both sides right after the tie was clipped and I thought we'd be fine, but nearly every time I've tried since he's come off every 30 seconds or so. That's when I can get him to open enough to latch in the first place and keep his hands out of the way. After multiple attempts I get so frustrated I just give up and use the shield since he nurses well with it.

I'm hoping he can gain even with the shield now the tongue tie isn't an issue, my other kids did, but I'd like to get off the shield if we can.
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I've been thinking about you and baby M! Glad to hear he got his tt clipped. If he is alert and peeing and pooping then sounds like he is doing great. I don't have advice for getting him off the shield but wanted to say hi :)

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Hi. :) I did make a post on Twitter yesterday after I noticed you and a few others were wondering about me.

 

Sadly, he isn't gaining much weight (or hasn't been) so something is up, although I'm grateful he isn't losing weight.

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