Re: Not getting enough
Hi there! We had a long struggle with tongue tie, getting it cut twice. First time i kept waiting, measuring intake, crying, waiting more. Second time it took a day and he had it figured out. The latch still took a LOT of work to get right, and he still fussed about prefering bottles for a while, but within a week we were really nursing. This is all to say: 1) make sure the cut was enough and dont be afraid to go back to the doc & 2) realize that even once it's possible, your baby still has to learn how to nurse. Let the baby suck as much as possible on mama. Sometimes it helps to get them sucking on your finger first, to remember how to do it, and then to latch them on. I would get help with the latch, too, from a lac. consultant if you can. Good work getting the frenulum cut! Some docs really resist doing it.
Also, & i cant stres this enough, no pacifiers until lo knows how to latch!
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!