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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    Wow. Thanks for sharing that. I am working on getting an appointment with an ENT now who is especially knowledgeable about tongue tie related to breastfeeding. Fortunately, the IBCLC has offered to...
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    I saw another lactation specialist yesterday. She says that she isn't as worried about his high palate as she said he has a "notched tongue and a thick anterior frenulum" or tongue tie (which my...
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    Nipples are terrible again. They get a little reprieve when I give a bottle of EBM but I have tried to return to full time nursing. I have tried a shield with limited success. I have to pump at...
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    I just learned that my little guy also has a high palate and my be the cause of my pain. Why does this make nursing so much harder? Is there anything that can be done to help?
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    Thank you for these great suggestions. I have a new outlook - even if I have to supplement for a bit I am determined to figure this out and continue breastfeeding.
    The LC said his latch is good. We...
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    She said he might have to grow out of this tongue issue and just figure it out in time. I just don't know how much time I have left. I am using Lansinoh.
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    Re: Going backwards and am so discouraged

    Thanks for your message. Pediatrician checked yesterday and said it isn't thrush. I have had cracked nipples on and off but this is the worst it has been. I do get a bit of a break when I pump in the...
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    Going backwards and am so discouraged

    Hi All,

    I gave birth to a 31 week old on Jan 6th. He weighed 3lbs 9oz and was in the NICU for 4 weeks. We were able to start nursing the week or so before discharge and things were great. However,...
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