Yesterday, 02:09 PM
I rented and have been pumping with a medela symphony, which is way better, and replaced the neocate supplements with EBM, although initially the GI doc wanted us to mix it (we did) and he reacted terribly, with blood in his stool. I got my labs back and my thyroid, etc. is all normal. Despite a 10 oz gain in 2 weeks after shots, supplement refusal, and a nursing strike, the GI doc was not happy and put in an order for a sweat test and ordered more weight checks (ugh, because she and my ped both wanted more weight checks and these are separate visits with consistently long waits).
After inquiring about a possible tongue/lip tie issue with 4 different pediatricians, 3 lactation consultants, and a GI specialist and being dismissed, I researched a well versed ENT and begged my ped for a referral so I could have peace of mind.
Turns out he had a posterior tongue tie! We had it clipped two days ago and I already hear twice as many swallows than before, with less hiccups and spitting up. I am also trying to get an appointment with an infant CST. And am switching doctors (honestly, it is also about seeing someone less busy & close to home as much as it is about being frustrated that this could have possibly been taken care of 4 months ago). I understand they are hard to diagnose, but I trusted them when they said he didn't have an issue and feel sort of burned. :(. I looked at what this can cause and he suffered from so many things on the list.