The tongue tie was clipped this morning! It was super fast and easy, but now Maggie is the most fussy she's ever been and is basically refusing to latch on. I'm sending DH to the store to pick up some tylenol for the lil' bub. I think it hurts her.
And I got hit with another curve ball. I took her back to the LC to check in, and we weighed her. To my disappointment, she still hasn't regained her birth weight, and if the scale she was weighed on on Friday can be trusted (and it probably can't), she has only gained one ounce in five days. The thing is, she seems to be thriving! She's drinking milk, she's giving me tons of wets and poops, she seems moist and definitely not dehydrated, and I could have sworn she was chubbing up a bit around her chin. Everytime I feed her, it's like a milk bath for both of us, my milk comes out so strong. How could she not be gaining weight?? When I saw the scale, though, I felt my confidence plummet through the floor practically. I really was just so surprised and dismayed. I burst into tears right there. The poor LC had to give me a massive pep talk. She reminded me that she has been weighed on three different scales, and the only finely calibrated digital scales were at the hospital and then at her office - the in between scales were balance scales and probably inaccurate, so it's possible she had lost more weight post-birth than we realized and is regaining it well. She said she is in the business of telling women that their babies are not getting enough food, but my baby doesn't show any of the danger signs she looks for. She's calm, content, and alert, which is not what she usually sees in babies not getting enough milk. She's not ruling out an issue removing milk, likely caused by the tongue tie, but Maggie doesn't hit her as an obviously malnourished baby. So that's good. But boy, I sure didn't expect THAT problem! Joe put on the pounds after he was born, fueled by my oversupply and OALD. Immediately when I saw that scale, I felt this sinking sensation, like maybe in my efforts to avoid OS this time, I overshot and killed my supply? And now my baby isn't getting enough to eat? WTH?
Maggie has a well check tomorrow and my goal is to feed her as often as possible between now and then. No paci, just boob, boob, and more boob.