1. How are things going? It has been tough! We are getting her fed, mostly, but wow has it been hard. Follow up appt on Monday to see if she is gaining weight (she had been losing still). 2. What has been hard? Learned at first pediatrician visit that she had a tongue tie and oral surgeon confirmed it was a double (top and bottom). She got them both cut with a laser and that made her inconsolable afterward and broke our rhythm. And before that she had jaundice so we were forced to feed her on a schedule every three hours for exactly 30min at a time and pump to supplement in between, which was very stressful. Also, she is the sleepiest baby ever, so we have to set alarms constantly and wake her up to eat and try to keep her awake while eating. 3. What's been going well? She seems to be latching more deeply three days post the tongue tie surgery. My scabbed up nipples are healing up (thank goodness)! So hopefully we are turning a corner in a positive direction. 4. Any questions/concerns? STM - Does it get easier? Between trying to get her latched on and feeding, it takes forever and it’s getting so tiring!5. Any tips/advice/resources you found helpful this week? My sister - a pediatrician and mother of two - came this weekend and gave me some coaching. The two tips that really worked for me that perhaps might be helpful to others are: (1) pull the baby in closer to you if she is not latched deeply - it can make her open up wider and latch more deeply just by instinct. Nose to boob! And (2) Lift the boob from below with your hand so that she is coming it at from below.
Knottie1441723457 said: 4. Any questions/concerns? STM - Does it get easier? Between trying to get her latched on and feeding, it takes forever and it’s getting so tiring!