Today, 09:59 AM
Hi guys!! So a little back story, my daughter is one month old and it has been the longest month ever. She was born with a Tongue and lip tie and couldn't eat for 5 days- which we syringe fed her. We got her ties revised at 5 days and we had to use a nipple shield because someone recommended it and I listened (worst thing ever). Then we finally broke the shield But I still have pinched nipples after feeds, luckily they don't hurt so whatever. She has a diagnosed "bubble palate" and she clicks sometimes while eating, has gas that wakes her up in pain, pops off breast, lipstick nipples, and more. Some of these are due to her palate, but I also have an overactive letdown and I don't know what I can do.
She will NOT do laid back nursing. Well she does but my nipples start bleeding right after, it's so painful! She screams if I try to latch her side laying. When I have a letdown I literally choke her and she gags and clicks and pulls off, but wants to eat so she holds on as best as she can and swallow soooo much air. I try to unlatch her and catch the letdown in a bottle- it literally sprays for 3 oz in the bottle. How do I know when the let down has passed? I saw something about using your fingers like scissors to slow the flow.... how does that work? I can't feed her and squeeze my nipple?
She's so uncomfortable, she only eats for about 5 min but she eats every hour on the dot ): I know she's just getting my letdown and then getting full- but mostly with air.