Yesterday, 11:28 AM
She does have a tongue tie that was checked out by the lc at the hospital and again at the peds office. I was told that it is very stretchy and she is able to stick her tongue past her lips (in fact, she's having a lot of fun with sticking her tongue out these days!) So they recommended against clipping it. After we got past the first 2 weeks or so, her latch has been very comfortable. Plus, she seems to have plenty of wet diapers - even on the weekends when she's only nursing. I have not tried a weighted feeding, but I could test it out at our next appt.
So, my doctor's office called me back today and I found out that the NP is an IBCLC. We have seen her about every-other visit. In fact, when we were there a month ago (and she was in the 34%), the NP said she wasn't worried at all because every other indicator was great. Good eye contact, strong muscles, awesome head control, etc. etc. (Oh, this is also one of the people who told us not to worry about the tongue tie.) At todays conversation, now that baby is in 17% down from 91% initially, she agreed that we have to change something to get her gaining some weight. I asked her about the possibility of a food allergy, and she didn't think it was likely but happy to test her stool for blood.
So, we're to continue the 6oz of formula for the rest of the week and return on Friday for another weight check and stool test.