Last I posted, we were going to have Savian's posterior tongue tie snipped. We did and the procedure went well but it has been a month now and still no progress on the latch. He may open up wide enough initially, but will then slip off and slurp the nipple back in. For a couple weeks I was pumping like a mad woman to try and build my supply back up. The first day I pumped (no nursing) I got 4 oz and not a single letdown - all milk via breast compressions. My supply had dropped that low due to his tongue tie. I kept at it and started on Domperidone to speed things up and am now at a full supply but still very hard to get a letdown. I know it is stress related and will be going to see the hypnotherapist who did my hypnobirthing class to help with it as I can't stand to see him put in so much work for so little when I can't get a letdown. I am transitioning from exclusive pumping to pumping and nursing. I tried all nursing yesterday but I think it was too much for Savian. His little jaw quivered all day and his baby talk was full of quivers (a sign of working his jaw to the point of exhaustion during feeding).
I will continue to give him 3-4 bottles a day as long as I see the quivers. Hopefully he will either build up some jaw strength or finally figure out his latch. That reminds me, I haven't done his tongue exercises since I started really nursing again so I will try those tomorrow to see if they help with the latch.
I finally have a few minutes to sit down and read posts - when I was pumping I was literally pumping for 30 minutes every 1.5 hours so between pumping and baby, I had no time for anything. Thank God I was laid off!
I'm just trying to catch up now after being away with little computer time for almost 3 weeks. I'm glad to hear everybody is doing well!!! I'm going to take a pregnancy test tommorrow because i'm super paranoid about being pregnant again... i'm just not quite ready for that yet.
rosebud is delightful and growing soooo fast. she's also rolling and wriggling around a lot these days and i'm starting to think i had better get around to baby-proofing the house, quick!
does anybody know where i could buy replacement flanges for the medela in style for cheap/ a friend gave me one but i have to replace some parts on it and i didn't realize they were so expensive!
What size flange? I have extra of the standard size.
Tara: whoah! Let us know what the test says!
Chiro: Glad you're safe!
Nic: you are amazing! One dedicated Mama.
Holden has started sucking his thumb in the last few days. DH is always taking it out of his mouth if he sees him doing it, convinced it will ruin his teeth. I just leave it. Should I be concerned?
I feel like taking his thumb away from him would be a losing battle, unless you're with him 24/7, regardless of the effects. does he get great comfort from it? I would love it Odin started regularly sucking his thumb. I think he would be able to sleep more easily.
Tarabelle - BFN???