Re: Low supply due to infant lip tie
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2.5-3 hours between feedings is actually significantly longer than average for most nursing moms. And fussiness after nursing is normal in babies who are teething, and also in babies who get a lot of bottles and expect the steady flow delivered by the bottle.
When my LO turned 5 months old, I noticed that she was more fussy after nursing and eating every 2.5 to 3 hours
Don't read anything into this. 6 oz is a HUGE bottle for a breastfed baby. Babies will almost always take significantly more from a bottle than they will from the breast due to the mechanics of bottle-feeding. Bottles deliver steady flow regardless of whether the baby is sucking eagerly from hunger or lazily for comfort. And even the most sensitive bottle-feeding adult will do things like encourage the baby to finish the last little bit from the bottle, tip the bottle up to make the feeding go faster, and replace the bottle in the baby's mouth after she has released it.
To see what she would take, my husband gave her six ounces. She took the whole bottle and didn't eat again for four hours.
3 oz is totally normal output when pumping. When a baby is nursing, she will take just 2-4 oz. An appropriate bottle for a breastfed baby is therefore just 2-4 oz.
At best, I was pumping 3 ounces total each pumping session and I ended up having to supplement with formula when I was working due to the freezer stores being depleted
Did she lose weight, or did she simply decline in percentile? Losing weight is not normal, but dropping percentiles is. Breastfed babies gain fastest during early infancy, and often drop percentiles around the middle of the first year as they become more mobile, putting more calories into action rather than packing them on as fat.
I also noticed a slight drop in her weight.
Again, this is a extremely long interval between feedings, and your pump output is more than average. It sounds like you pumped yourself into a larger supply, but that was probably unnecessary.
he was nursing longer with the deep pull lasting longer and happy to eat every four hours. I also pumped more at work with the average being four ounces with eat pumping session.
Basically, unless your baby is actually losing weight, I think what needs to be adjusted here is not your baby's lip but your expectations about what is normal. What do you think?
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