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  1. #11
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    We saw the pediatrician today who examined our son. She said he did not have a cleft palate and his oral cavity looked normal. The only thing is that his chin is 'slightly' recessed, though it wasn't incredibly recessed. She said that if he's not breastfeeding now we should probably just recognize that we won't breastfeed and will have to exclusively pump, something that I don't agree with. She gave us the option (which we're taking) of seeing a feeding therapist.

    Anyone know anything about feeding therapy? She mentioned a swallow study which from what I'm reading I'm not sure I'm comfortable with. It doesn't sound like a very good idea to force your child to swallow barium then take xray video of them. He's been through so much medically wise, I don't want to put him through more stressful procedures.

  2. #12
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    It sounds worse than it is

    And for your ped. That s crummy advice. To just give up. Boo to that.

    What about seeing another IBCLC too?

    If you can, go to a Children's Hospital.

    Dr. Newman says that virtually all babies will nurse if mom keeps trying by 8 weeks.

    Since your baby is having a hard time nursing, what about giving supplements via an SNS? Then he practices nursing. It doesn't help with the need to pump though. I know how that is.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  3. #13
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    Do you know if health insurance covers IBCLCs at hospitals as an out patient? We've been paying out of pocket for a private one.

  4. #14
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    Mine won't cover one at all, but I've wondered if we had used the ones at Children's via the speech and feeding departments if it would have.
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  5. #15
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    Just to make sure, has his tongue tie been completely resolved, including the possibility of a posterior tie? Not just by a pediatrician, but a specialist? That could explain the compressed nipple after feeding as well as the poor milk transfer.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

  6. #16
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    What is posterior tie? He had the one under his tongue cut by a laser by a pediatric surgeon. He still has his upper frenulum (connecting his upper lip and gum).

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    An upper frenulum tie, will also impede a good latch.

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