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  1. #11

    Default Re: 5 weeks old and tongue-tied

    when i can, i try and pump every three hours. she's up to eating about 4 ounces, and i'm still only getting about 2 ounces. I try to nurse her on both sides before i giver her formula, then i'll pump and try to get more out. I recently had some pains in my breasts, not my nipples, the actual breast.

    thanks everyone who's replied, it's nice to be able to talk to other mothers! :]

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default Re: 5 weeks old and tongue-tied

    You really need to pump more often. Shoot for 8-12 times in 24 hours, with 8 being the bare minimum. If you are exclusively pumping, you must pump 120 minutes total a day.

    4 oz is a whole lot for a 5 week old baby.
    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
    Join Date
    Oct 2010

    Default Re: 5 weeks old and tongue-tied

    Get the tounge tie clipped now and some hands on help with an IBCLC!
    Married to my High School sweetheart 5-15-04

    SAHM to:
    born 6/1/10 tongue and lip ties nursed 13 months with sore nipples and mutually agreed it was time to quit!
    born all natural 1/27/12 nursed for 16 months and lost interest
    born all natural 11/4/14 nursing like a champ and growing like a weed!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Default Re: 5 weeks old and tongue-tied

    Definitely get it clipped now rather than later. My daughter had hers clipped around 7 weeks, super quick procedure, no anesthesia (it was painful but if they anesthetize the baby won't be able to nurse afterward).
    I agree 4 oz is a lot for that little of a baby to be drinking at one session. Can you slow down and take more frequent burp breaks or aim for about 3 oz in a bottle?
    If you're exclusively pumping, you really don't have the freedom to say "I try and pump every 3 hrs" I kept a notebook on the table with the time I pumped and how much I got and made sure 3 hrs never passed without pumping, even in the middle of the night, which meant setting an alarm for a few extra wake ups. It is hard work but I did think it was worth it since my daughter wasn't able to remove enough milk on her own.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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