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Posted by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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At first I was on the fence about breastfeeding this baby I'm currently pregnant with , my last baby born 8 months ago didn't latch properly and I had to exclusively pump .I made it to four months before I started supplementing formula . After my last attempt I felt like a failure at it so I was on the fence from the beginning when we found out we were expecting again . Today something clicked in my head and now I'm very sure I want to breastfeed and attempt it again . If I could just get a good latch I'd be ok . I need all the advice I can get esp for nursing and positioning with big breasts . I just soo soo badly want this to work . Please help the neurotic pregnant women here .
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melindabelcher
by mel on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:29 PM
Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
Easypeasy101
by New Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:32 PM
Yes he was both were not the problem , I think it was the he was tiny and early and my books are big . He wasn't that early but still early enough .

Quoting melindabelcher: Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
Easypeasy101
by New Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:33 PM
*he was checked for both

Quoting Easypeasy101: Yes he was both were not the problem , I think it was the he was tiny and early and my books are big . He wasn't that early but still early enough .

Quoting melindabelcher: Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
melindabelcher
by mel on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:36 PM
By someone who actually is trained to evaluate them and cut them? Or the pedi/lactation consultant?

I.e.: during the exam the provider should have been standing above the baby's head to assess for ties, not straight on.


Quoting Easypeasy101: Yes he was both were not the problem , I think it was the he was tiny and early and my books are big . He wasn't that early but still early enough .

Quoting melindabelcher: Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
Easypeasy101
by New Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 6:38 PM
By the lactation consultant

Quoting melindabelcher: By someone who actually is trained to evaluate them and cut them? Or the pedi/lactation consultant?

I.e.: during the exam the provider should have been standing above the baby's head to assess for ties, not straight on.


Quoting Easypeasy101: Yes he was both were not the problem , I think it was the he was tiny and early and my books are big . He wasn't that early but still early enough .

Quoting melindabelcher: Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
AutasticMomx2
by on Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:09 PM
First of all, you are not a failure. You did your best with the info you had and in the end, you fed your baby. That's what really matters.
Second, as a mom who didn't make it long the first I'm either, I commend you for wanting to try again.
Third, read read read. I'm spending this whole pregnancy reading breastfeeding and natural birth articles. So many things I thought I understood, but really didnt. Pinterest has so many great articles to read for free. The library also has great books. I'm also going to be attending a class and watching a dvd in my 3rd trimester. Knowledge is power!!
melindabelcher
by mel on Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:10 PM
Was she positioned like I described?

I was told by 2 lactation consultants (ibclc), pediatrician and children's hospital specialist that my daughter didn't have a tie. We saw a Ent who said she did but it was very minor and not causing any issues.
Finally saw a pediatric dentist who was specifically trained on how to properly evaluate and treat them and tada sure enough. Both.
Once we had the lip tie released she was like a whole new baby! She was no longer losing weight, nursing was no longer uncomfortable etc.


Quoting Easypeasy101: By the lactation consultant

Quoting melindabelcher: By someone who actually is trained to evaluate them and cut them? Or the pedi/lactation consultant?

I.e.: during the exam the provider should have been standing above the baby's head to assess for ties, not straight on.


Quoting Easypeasy101: Yes he was both were not the problem , I think it was the he was tiny and early and my books are big . He wasn't that early but still early enough .

Quoting melindabelcher: Was your baby checked for a lip and or tongue tie? That is one of the biggest cause of improper latch. Especially if it continued for months.
Precious333
by Group Admin - Julia on Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:11 PM
How was the birth with the first baby? Was it medicated, traumatic? Did they allow you to have the baby right away for skin to skin and attempt breastfeeding before they measured etc.
Easypeasy101
by New Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:22 PM
My first was born emergency c section , second was a failed vbac. Skin to skin after they were done stitching up my first I didn't really try the second I did and feel that I failed because I had to pump.

Quoting Precious333: How was the birth with the first baby? Was it medicated, traumatic? Did they allow you to have the baby right away for skin to skin and attempt breastfeeding before they measured etc.
MusherMaggie
by Ruby Member on Apr. 11, 2016 at 7:33 PM
Read posts here and on Kellymom.com. Read the section on ties and be prepared to travel if need be to have the baby evaluated by a specially trained pediatric dentist or ENT. Ties can be hereditary. Look up the Tongue Tied Babies group on Facebook. Two books : " So That's What They're For " by Janet Tamaro and " The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding " from La Leche League. Go to LLLI.org and see if there is a group that meets near you. Google " Find an IBCLC " ( Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant ). This is your go-to breastfeeding professional.

Most of the time I nursed I had to support my breast and squeeze around the areola to shape the nipple so the babies could get a better latch. I know my daughter has ties; I suspect my son has a sub-mucosal posterior tongue tie due to the shape of his mouth, jaw, etc.
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