Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Breastfeeding Moms Breastfeeding Moms

Just wanted to share. :)

Posted by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM
  • 11 Replies

At my daughter's 4 month well child check she was 10 pounds. She hadn't gained any weight in a month. (She was 6 lbs 15 oz at birth, 9 pounds at 2 months, 10 pounds at 3 months.) She couldn't latch on AT ALL. We were using a nipple shield, and it took her an hour to eat every feed. I would try everyday to get her to latch on without the shield, but it hurt and she would just unlatch after 10 seconds.

Anyway, at her 4 month well child check I mentioned that I thought she had a tongue tie. Doctor couldn't tell and sent us to an ENT. ENT said she had a minor one, and clipping it wouldn't really help. I insisted she clip it.

That was 4 weeks ago.

My daughter went from using a shield to now latching perfectly without one.

Went from hour+ long feeds to them now being 7-10 minutes long.

AND she went from being 24.5 inches long/10 pounds to being 26 inches/12 pounds. IN 4 WEEKS!

I am so excited, but sad to think the poor thing was probably staving. :( I'm so glad that I followed my mommy instincts!

Thanks for listening! Lol.

by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Nov. 5, 2013 at 1:09 AM
1 mom liked this
Way to go on following your instinct! We have seen many babies pegged as failure to thrive then thrive exactly like yours after revision.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
mostlymaydays
by Group Mod-Stacy on Nov. 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM
1 mom liked this
What a lovely little success story! That is thrilling. :')
Mom2Just1
by Silver Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM
1 mom liked this

Awesome! We have to be the biggest advocate for our children. (:

Daisypath Anniversary tickersLilypie First Birthday tickers

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickersLilypie Breastfeeding tickers



Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Nov. 5, 2013 at 10:45 AM
1 mom liked this
Yay! So happy for you, good job mama!
ekh2010
by Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 10:46 AM
1 mom liked this
Yay!!! So exciting that shes doing well.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
MidwestMama55
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM
1 mom liked this

What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing!

Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Nov. 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM
1 mom liked this
Thats so awesome! Yay!
twyliatepeka
by on Nov. 5, 2013 at 8:10 PM
1 mom liked this

awesome!

iSMILEheCRIES
by Bronze Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM
1 mom liked this
Go Mommy!
jmaw89
by Bronze Member on Nov. 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM
1 mom liked this
Good for you mama!!
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN