DD has a posterior tongue tie. I decided we would try therapy first before getting it snipped because she does seem to have good movement and she seems to have issues not related to the tie that are causing problems breastfeeding. She can't curl up the sides or lift the front when her mouth is open so she doesn't cup the breast, but the tie is all the way in the back and not visible, plus her tongue tip rests behind her upper gums when she's asleep so it can lift so I just don't know..
The therapist thinks her latch isn't improving because I feed her too much. She wants me to wait at least two hours between the end of one feeding and the beginning of another so she is really hungry. She also wants me to work on getting her to take a paci so she can see how she sucks. She couldn't stimulate a rooting or sucking reflex with a paci or finger so she couldn't really tell what was going on.
Problem is, last time I tried spacing them out (she doesn't fuss or act hungry so I thought everything was fine), she was only making up to 3 wet diapers a day, and that was only an hour between a few feedings. I've also read in various places that scheduling feedings with a tt baby is basically begging for failure to thrive, and I believe in feeding on demand for food or comfort.
But I do want her latch problems sorted out. She gets SO much gas from all the air she swallows and I'm sure even more since I'm comfort eating junk food all the time (did you say chocolate?) because I'm so stressed. The eating all the time doesn't even bother me - it's listening to her click away knowing she's going to be miserable in a couple of hours until I find a way to "deflate" her (she blows up like a balloon) only to have to do it all over again.
Does the advice (spacing them so she will work harder and hopefully figure out how her tongue is supposed to work) sound good or is spacing them just begging to end bf?