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Thread: Help for Kim! Tongue-tie and weight loss/jaundice

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    Default Re: Help for Kim! Tongue-tie and weight loss/jaundice

    yay...hope it continues to get better!
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    Default Re: Help for Kim! Tongue-tie and weight loss/jaundice

    Just read througha nd so happy to see your last post!

    One thought- you said he starts deep and goes to shallow with the letdown, can you unlatch and relatch after that? You may have tried it but I thought I would offer it jic
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    Default Re: Help for Kim! Tongue-tie and weight loss/jaundice

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*gabesmommy View Post
    Just read througha nd so happy to see your last post!

    One thought- you said he starts deep and goes to shallow with the letdown, can you unlatch and relatch after that? You may have tried it but I thought I would offer it jic
    Well he never really starts deep, but he pulls back even more and stretches my nipple. I usually will let him gulp through the letdown and then try to latch him on more deeply but he never gets a great latch, even after that. I wonder if part of it is "memory" of the strong letdown. My supply is at a perfect point right now - it was too much before - so I'm afraid of block feeding. I'm getting a strong letdown because of our struggles to nurse. He will often only get one side because of exhaustion, but once he gets it going better he will need the supply I have. I hate using this word but can't think of an alternative - he's a lazy nurser. He falls asleep before he drains me and seems content when I wake him.
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    Default Re: Help for Kim! Tongue-tie and weight loss/jaundice

    I'm really glad to hear he's latching and things are going better! I would venture to bet that as he grows and his little mouth gets bigger that his latch will improve over time. And still to this day, I will even adjust my 11 month old's latch... his latch doesn't hurt at all, but he will still sometimes suck his upper lip in a little when he latches, and I just take my finger and adjust it without unlatching him. I also will sometimes take my finger and pull his lower lip down to make sure it is "flanged" out, like fish lips, yk?
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