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    Default Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    Hi,

    Have any of you nursed a LO with a high palate and/or a recessed chin? What positions/latches worked to give the best milk transfer? My DS has both a high palate and a recessed chin (he also had a type 4 tongue-tie, but had that clipped a few weeks ago). Thanks for your help!


    Posting here as well hoping to get more replies.
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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    have you talked to your local leader?
    she would be able to help beter then we can on-line....
    How old is baby?
    How has babies growth been?
    What about wets and poops?

    How are your nipples doing?

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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html


    check out the clips at this web site...

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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    Yes. I have spoken to local leaders and am working with an IBCLC. He is 3 months old now. Dipes are good. He gets supplement from SNS. Growth is good. Nipples are fine after CST to help loosen baby's jaw.

    I am trying to gather all the information I can. Sometimes a mom who has BTDT may have some new ideas. I am hoping to improve his milk transfer to boost my supply and wean off supplement. Any ideas/suggestions are appreciated.

    Right now we nurse in the side-lying position at night and cross-cradle during the day with SNS. We are using the assymetrical latch. I am not sure if this is the best position to get the most breast tissue in his mouth and to reach the sweet spot on the palate. He is doing OK, but I think he could do better, I just need to know what else I can try to help him given his physical limitations.

    I am taking herbs and pumping to boost supply and have had thyroid and prolactin tested and am fine. I think that if I can get him to nurse more effectively we should be fine. Thanks again for help!
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    Thanks for the links. I have seen Jack Newman's but did not see the other. Will check it out after I pick up #2 from school! Thanks again!
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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    it sounds like your doing all the right things.
    it sounds also like you have good real life help.


    maybe this link will help she talks about her fealings at the end
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug04p137.html

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    Thank you. That article was great!

    I have noticed that he is using his tongue backwards if that makes sense. Instead of it going out, down, then up and in he is putting it up, out, down and in. It is like a reverse lick. Weird. I am going to ask the doctor who clipped his tongue-tie (she's also an LC) for some different exercises for him. Maybe the incorrect tongue movement is more the issue than the position, latch.... just thinking aloud...

    Any and all suggestions are still appreciated. And a big thank you to all the help so far!!!
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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    wow its cool you figured that all out.
    I have nothing else but a big

    You can do this!

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    Default Re: Nursing a LO w/ a high palate and/or recessed chin

    Thank you. I am so frustrated. I feel like it has been one thing after another. I just want to nurse him without all the drama. I guess the best things in life are worth working hard for, but I don't know how much more I can take....
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