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DS had low oral/motor tone (speech delay, etc etc), always drooled, had his tongue lolling a lot, etc. He nursed til he was over 2. But since I had dd, I noticed a few things. When ds nursed it was always for a long time (not an "efficient nurser"), I never had OLD or over supply (in fact I barely could keep up with the PT pumping), when he did take a bottle, it was always small amounts and he nursed ALL THE TIME. So I think he was nursing often and getting a little at each time, probably because of his weak suck.
DD is a barracuda, efficient, I had OLD and sprayed (never did this with DS) milk etc etc.
When DS was evaluated at age 2, the SLP's were amazed that he could nurse as long as he did with such low tone. I think its a good thing I did not try to adhere to any strict feeding schedule with him, otherwise I am sure my supply would have dwindled.
As far as his head...no idea. He was always big all over, so I am sure his head was large too.
Jenn, perpetually tired mom to DS(9): DD(4.5): DD(2) :