I bf my DS for almost 2.5 years, stopping about 2 months before my DD was born. I had the usual probs with DS - a few bouts of mastitis, an oversupply and a few bites, but nothing very serious. I was so confident about feeding DD but from the get-go it was a struggle. She could only *just* latch on and would always slip off. I fed her every half hour or so for weeks, gradually moving to eevery hour and a half at 5 months when she started solids. She would scream the house down. She was on mylanta and loses for reflux, had terrible wind, I cut dairy from my diet which helped a little.. But I always said I would've surprised if we made it to 12 months. I have had thrush on my nipples more times than I care to remember, am constantly being bitten, lots of pain. If she ever had EBM from a bottle she would guzzle it and be so happy. If I had a boob and a bottle next to each other, she would choose the bottle. 13 months on and we have nutted it out (but she still bites) and we are still going.
When she was about a week old, I asked the midwife to check her for tongue tie. She said she was fine.
At our 6 week check up, I asked the GP to check her for tongue tie. Again, I was told she was fine. I had been convinced this was the issue and walked away devastated! But onwards we plodded.
Now, 13 months old and a trip to the chiropractor for something unrelated and guess what!? Chiro checks her mouth and she is tongue-tied. He also has a problem with the frenulum at the top (near top teeth.) I'm waiting for the speech pathologist to call me back so we can consult with her and have it treated.
I am so angry!
That is all. Trust your instincts. Get a 3rd, 4th, 5th opinion if you need to! I wish I had