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UPDATE: The Answer To All My Breastfeeding MaDnEsS! OT

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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Soo, many of you have probably seen my posts about mastitis and clogs, etc! Well I'm now on round two of antibiotics for Mastitis. I've had 3 clogs, Mastitis twice, and a terrible milk blister, and now I have Vasospasms! All caused by my oversupply...or so I thought. I saw a lactation specialist today and come to find out, Haddi has a posterior tongue tie! She said the oversupply actually probably helped us since she isn't able to suck properly. So she said I can keep working with her since we know thats the problem, or I can have it clipped. I'm on the fence... So I am gonna see how the next week or so goes and if things start getting bad again I guess I'll take her in... : /

Anybody had a posterior tie clipped, can you give me any tips or info?!


UPDATE:

THANKS YOU GUYS! It's nice to know others have been/are there! I'm going to wait till her two month appt and then I guess I'll probably go ahead and just do it.

Has anyone ever heard of speech problems BECAUSE of getting it clipped? I guess it would be an easier dicision if it was an anterior tie, it's doesn't seem the same since this one you can barely see...
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Maks1mommy
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:49 PM
No, but I failed at breast feeding my dd because I was having issues like you have, only I got freaked out when my nipple started producing blood instead of milk and just quit. My nursing coach said she's probably got that same issue, I'm going to ask her doctor at her next appointment.
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Mommy2Emmau
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Oh yeah when my blister finally popped it bled some and she spit up blood after nursing. It kinda freaked me out! How old is your baby, maybe you can get it clipped and re-lactate...


Quoting Maks1mommy:

No, but I failed at breast feeding my dd because I was having issues like you have, only I got freaked out when my nipple started producing blood instead of milk and just quit. My nursing coach said she's probably got that same issue, I'm going to ask her doctor at her next appointment.

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Maks1mommy
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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She's two, I'm due in April with my second and I'm going to give it another try, I've taken classes, I have a counsler lol, I'm going to do this right.

Quoting Mommy2Emmau:

Oh yeah when my blister finally popped it bled some and she spit up blood after nursing. It kinda freaked me out! How old is your baby, maybe you can get it clipped and re-lactate...




Quoting Maks1mommy:

No, but I failed at breast feeding my dd because I was having issues like you have, only I got freaked out when my nipple started producing blood instead of milk and just quit. My nursing coach said she's probably got that same issue, I'm going to ask her doctor at her next appointment.

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kris0921
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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My son was tongue tie, but I didnt have his clipped, because it didnt cause us problems.

KatieGirls2
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Two of my friends had babies with tongue tie one was really bad poor baby couldn't hardly move his little tongue. They both got them clipped and were nursing like champs :) best wishes to you momma!
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CelestialSong
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:23 AM
I'd get it clipped since it's causing problems. I think once she's able to suck well and drain the breast you'll have an easier time :)
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PoodleMum
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:17 AM

PTT are very difficult to get diagnosed and treated correctly :/  We had to put my first on donor milk from 8 weeks and she could barely take a bottle, my second was properly revised about a month ago and I'm still struggling even though it was clipped by the best provider in the country.  Where are you located?  There is a list of reccomended providers direct you toward, it's basically no use to see anyone else.  You will need to stretch the revision site to prevent reattachment, find a bodyworker (chiro, osteopath, etc) that can work inside the mouth, and work with an IBCLC.  Don't block feed, you already know that your oversupply is the only thing keeping her fed and it's very easy to lose your supply with her.  Are you pumping?  That can help protect your supply

Mommy2Emmau
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:33 PM
We're still good on the supply. I'm on the fence about clipping because on the left side for some reason she doesn't have an issue latching on. It's only the left side that she clicks, and takes in air, bites down and makes me sore, and seems to slip off and need re-latched several times... The nurse we saw said I could keep working with her, she still does the tongue "quiver" occasionally but not like she did. I just thought that was a newborn thing because dd1 did it as well. But they said it can be a sign of muscle fatigue in her tongue... It just breaks my heart to think about doing it if it isn't absolutely necessary. : (


Quoting PoodleMum:

PTT are very difficult to get diagnosed and treated correctly :/  We had to put my first on donor milk from 8 weeks and she could barely take a bottle, my second was properly revised about a month ago and I'm still struggling even though it was clipped by the best provider in the country.  Where are you located?  There is a list of reccomended providers direct you toward, it's basically no use to see anyone else.  You will need to stretch the revision site to prevent reattachment, find a bodyworker (chiro, osteopath, etc) that can work inside the mouth, and work with an IBCLC.  Don't block feed, you already know that your oversupply is the only thing keeping her fed and it's very easy to lose your supply with her.  Are you pumping?  That can help protect your supply


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PoodleMum
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM

My babies gain massive amounts of weight til 8 weeks when regulation hits, then the start losing weight.  Pop over to the breastfeeding group and post, there are so many mamas that started out fine and baby couldn't gain weight after 4-6 months because of undiagnosed ties.  As a ptt adult, I highly reccomend clipping.  Here's some information on untreated ties

http://milkmatters.org.uk/2011/04/15/hidden-cause-of-feeding-problems-however-you-feed-your-baby/

http://www.brianpalmerdds.com/bfeed_frenulums.htm

http://www.brianpalmerdds.com/frenum.htm

http://www.kiddsteeth.com/nursingbookaugfc2011.pdf

Also check for a lip tie:

http://thefunnyshapedwoman.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-maxillary-labial-frenulum.html


Quoting Mommy2Emmau:

We're still good on the supply. I'm on the fence about clipping because on the left side for some reason she doesn't have an issue latching on. It's only the left side that she clicks, and takes in air, bites down and makes me sore, and seems to slip off and need re-latched several times... The nurse we saw said I could keep working with her, she still does the tongue "quiver" occasionally but not like she did. I just thought that was a newborn thing because dd1 did it as well. But they said it can be a sign of muscle fatigue in her tongue... It just breaks my heart to think about doing it if it isn't absolutely necessary. : (


Quoting PoodleMum:

PTT are very difficult to get diagnosed and treated correctly :/  We had to put my first on donor milk from 8 weeks and she could barely take a bottle, my second was properly revised about a month ago and I'm still struggling even though it was clipped by the best provider in the country.  Where are you located?  There is a list of reccomended providers direct you toward, it's basically no use to see anyone else.  You will need to stretch the revision site to prevent reattachment, find a bodyworker (chiro, osteopath, etc) that can work inside the mouth, and work with an IBCLC.  Don't block feed, you already know that your oversupply is the only thing keeping her fed and it's very easy to lose your supply with her.  Are you pumping?  That can help protect your supply



PoodleMum
by Bronze Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Also, it is such a quick and easy procedure.  I was worried too, but watching videos of babies and adults being revised helped a lot.  Here is a great video by Dr Lam of a young boy being revised for ptt, no pain and immediate results in his speech.  My girls have had several revisions before being done properly and it is really no big deal :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmyksitDV70

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