Ladies -- I'm here again with yet more questions.
I wrote last week that my then 7 week old was still feeding constantly when awake -- every hour and sometimes several times within the hour -- though that was coupled with comfort feeding. The possibilities raised here were 1: normal fussies 2: GERD or 3: OS. My sense is that the real issue is a shallow latch & lots of feeding to get what she needs. Supply on my end is good her diapers and weight are good too.
We went to the ped and now have her on Zantac. I haven't seen much of a difference, but then again we're not expert at keeping the medicine down.
Today we met with a new LC who thinks DD has a tongue tie and a facial asymmetry that requires craniosacral therapy. Ummm... we've seen 3 other LCs who have ruled out TT (all IBLC and connected to our hosps breast clinic) and have never raised CST, which I don't know much about. I have to be honest, the new LC is IBLC certified but I'm just not sure I trust her or got what she was doing. I wanted to weigh DDs intake and we didn't do that. The clinic LCs haven't done that either as I suspect their big concern are babies w/ weight loss and hurting moms. That's not us. I just have an 8 week old who still feeds 18-20 times a day.
DH is getting really discouraged and feels like we're going to people looking for problems when, all in all, our girl is doing well. I looked at some CST links and found it a little too "new age" for me (lack a better term and mean no offense).
Should we just wait this out and see if she becomes more efficient with growth? She's more alert, social, and physical everyday. Could her feeding habits change too? Just frustrated and confused.