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Nurshling number three has made her appearance. :)

Posted by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:01 PM
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Hi guys! My third nursling was born yesterday at around 4pm. :) Her name is Kira and she was born at 7lbs 9oz. She started nursing right away. We're working on some latch issues (she fusses a lot, pushes the nipple out repeatedly with her tongue and then clamps down and "chews" on my nipple. Gotta work on the pirannah latch for sure. My hospital has IBCLCs on staff, so just met with one and didn't learn much new. Just confirmed that she's doing something with her tongue and that when it hurts I need to unlatch her and re-latch her.

The cool thing is that she peed and had a massive meconium blow-out since birth but still weighs 7lbs 9oz, so she has not lost any weight. That means even though she's got a bit of a torturous latch, transfer is good.

No tongue tie/lip tie. Just a bit of an uncoordinated suck
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SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Congrats!!!

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wesleysmom08
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM
congrats
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hlzcmjzajz
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Congratulations! Hope you get her latch problem figured out soon!
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alc316
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Congrats! Such exciting news! Keep up the work, Momma! She'll get it!
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mama02040608
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:28 PM
:)
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MommyJill87
by Jill on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Yay!!!!
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Allie_kat1
by Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM
Aww, my first nursling is named Kira. Congrats mama!
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K8wizzo
by Kate on Apr. 14, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Congrats!  Can you work on suck training with your finger or a soothie?  I used to get Nathan sucking well on one of those and then quickly transfer him to the breast.  He had trouble even sucking on a bottle when we had to supplement.

Wright68
by Member on Apr. 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Same thing happened with my baby. She's only a month old and figured it out on her own. I did let her suck on my finger and a soothe and she fixed it easily. She ended up just fixing it on her own, but I did deal with cracked nipples! Ouch! Those are healed now too :)
Char07
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM
Congratulations!!!
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