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    Default My Babies cant bf

    My DD is 7 weeks old and hasn't been able to bf. I can't believe I've had the exact same issues that I had with my DS. Two babies that fed exactly the same way. Everyone told me no two babies feed the same yet my two babies have had the exact issues. And I mean exact to a tee.

    Both my bubs have been tongue tied, anterior, posterior and upper lip, two scissor revisions each as well. DD is booked to see a dentist to get laser treatment as I think she still has too much lip tie and is extending under her top Palate.

    With dd I managed 5 weeks of exclusive breastmilk through using shield, finger feeding, suck training, Supply line, pumping after each feed to aid in her attachment to breast. She has struggled big time and just cannot attach. I've also had mastitis 3 times in a month and each time it takes a knock to my supply meaning more pumping to build supply as baby cant attach.

    I also attended tresillian for a week to see if baby could feed, but no attachment. I've now switched dd to formula as pumping with a toddler is unsustainable.

    no real point to this thread, just wanted to vent my frustration with babies not being able to bf. So frustrating.

    Anyone else been in this situation?

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    So sorry to hear about how much trouble you've had attempting to bf

    My DD was extremely prem and I wasn't able to direct bf, so reverted to pumping and feeding ebm, I'm pregnant with my second now and with a toddler of my own, completely understand your point about pumping for exclusively feeding ebm being difficult if not near impossible! It's something I've given a lot of thought to if I end up in the same situation, I would probably try and mix feed if I could pump just a couple of times maybe morning and night.. but I know that's easier said than done.

    So not really any helpful advice, just another

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    Pumping is hard work! I exclusively pumped for my DS for 6 months and it literally broke me. It was so hard. I hated every minute of it.

    hope you have lots of success in your next bf journey.

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    I haven't been in your situation but I did have some attachment issues to begin with that meant he was reliant upon a shield for the first 3 months and weening him from that was such a long process. I've also had mastitis more times then I like to recall so I just wanted to express my sympathy for you. But one feather in your cap is that you tried so very hard. Good for you, your determination is admirable.

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    Sending good vibes, when I had my first dd in 2006 she simply refused to feed we had terrible assistance in the hospital in nz really incompetent but got home and had everyone under the sun helping but she was one stubborn baby, double pump night and day every 2 and a half hours I went to the dr to get the tablets to dry up etc. Absolutely no liteature out there to help mums like us and you feel as though you are the only mother out there with these problems. One lactation consultant admitted my baby was the worst she ever had to deal with thanks for the vote of confidence!!!!!

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    Exclusive pumping is do achievable its a lot of work but worth it if your determined to breastfeeding and can't nurse its the way to go! Been pumping exclusively for 11 months and still going!!


 

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