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  1. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    :ita And don't feel like you must set that 12 week goal in stone. You may get to 12 weeks and feel differently from how you thought you would. When I was having trouble nursing my first kid, I kept...
  2. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    If you can ditch the bottles, do. But don't take anyone's "never" as gospel. I always think of my mom when someone says that x, y, or z is going to ruin breastfeeding "forever"- she was forced to...
  3. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    The SNS has some advantages that other supplemental feeding methods don't- it keeps the baby on the breast, it helps baby associate the breast with food, it reduces of does away with the need for...
  4. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    I think most of the moms on this forum struggled to some extent. I think moms who have an easy time nursing tend not to look for online support!

    With my first kid I had torn-up nipples and low...
  5. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    I would continue to nurse at least part time. Babies- even tongue-tied babies- almost always eventually outgrow their latch problems. Babies grow fast, and a bigger mouth can latch on more deeply...
  6. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    Just take it one day at a time. Don't think depressing thoughts like "How am I going to make it to a year" (or whatever goal you have in mind). Do get help around the house. You have a full time...
  7. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    Mama, don't accept defeat yet. It's still early, early on and there is every chance that someday soon everything will click and you'll never have another problem. We completely understand how...
  8. Re: 6 weeks & struggling - poor latch, tongue tie *LONG*

    Excellent advice from the PPs! I especially second lllMeg's advice to obtain a hospital-grade pump. Exclusive pumping with a Lactaline is not a good idea- the machine just isn't powerful enough.
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