DD is 12 weeks today. 100% tongue-tie picked up day 3, operated day 4. shoulder dystocia - severe bruising, sorted with 3 weeks intensive chiropractic. reflux quite severe up to 10 weeks treated with gaviscon, and constant upright. 20% loss of body wt in first week, regained birth wt by 3.5 weeks old. gaining well since. exclusively breast fed throughout.
thank you for reading! that's our history. Now, the last 4 days DD has been crying and beating me in frustration, seems like breasts are taking a v long time to let down, they also feel empty. after feeding she cries, and has to be entertained constantly to get her to forget about the boob and her apparent hunger. Almost flat refusal to feed from the right, and will only feed from right if sneakily switched from left side mid let-down, and held as if feeding from the left.
it has been hot here, and yesterday i felt pretty run-down. but on the whole i have been resting and devoting myself to breast feeding in every way. i have been careful to keep drinking enough, and have just bought some fenugreek seeds so have had 2 cups of tea with the seeds. i don't take caffine at all - ever.
I read another post about a single-stream - and that is how my breasts are - I didn't realise that there was supposed to be more than one stream! also it's never a stream - more of a drip drip, but the left side does usually let down quickly as I see DD gulping to keep up.
I refuse to consider ff!
Please help, DD currently screaming in frustration and beating me...
Oh, and we're in bed - skin to skin!