I need a bit of help here......I have a 16 month old. That 3 weeks from today is going to have to have not only one surgery but two.
He was born with what is known as "BEING TOUNGE TIED". The flap of skin that is under his tounge is connected to his tounge all the way to the tip of it. So he is completely tounge tied. It has affected his speech. He can say about 7 words. But the way that he says them is affected. Like for "BALL" he says "BA". Cause he can't touch his tounge to the top of his mouth. Then ENT that is doing the surgery said that he was amazed that he was even able to latch on correctly as a newborn.
(He is also having reconstructive surgery on his penis) he was born with way to much forskin. And he keeps yeast in it. I don't even know how many tubes of Nystatin that we have gone through.
But he is not in anyway showing any signs of be ready to wean yet. And I surely am not ready for him to either. They Drs. tell me that he will be extremely sore and may refuse to nurse. Some one told me that I should just wean him and let that be it. But as I said we both are not near ready for that yet. And we found out yesterday that he has pneumonia and has become asmathic. So I feel that he still needs nurishment from me. And when he is sick he tends to want to nurse more and eat less.
He has always been a comfort nurser aswell. Like if he wakes up crying in the middle of the night, or if he is teething. So will he still want to try to comfort nurse even if he is hurting? I am at a lose for what to do. And if he does refuse the breast will he want to resume his normal nursing after some of the pain has subsided?
Is there anyone else out there that has delt with this or a similiar experience? Some advice or just a bit of friendly words would be great. Thanks!!!!!