I really need advice urgently and some positive feedback to continue my breastfeeding journey.
Ds is 2 weeks old today and at birth he was diagnosed with tongue tie.
Before we left hospital I asked if it should be snipped but I was told no by a midwife. I told them that breastfeeding was hurting and I didnt have any pain breastfeeding dd and I told them I dont think he can open his mouth wide enough... but nope it was dismissed and I went home...
After 2 weeks of pain and damaged nipples I took myself to see a lactation consultant who said he has quite a big tongue tie. She looked at my nipples and couldn't believe I'd stuck it out.
She immediately called a recommended paed/gp and got us booked to have it snipped tomorrow. So anyways my milk supply has dwindled off even though I have been feeding religiously every 2.5 hrs sometimes even less than 2 hrs. He is a very sleepy feeder; even though I try everything to wake him he hasn't been draining my breasts. He shouldve been back to birth weight by today but hes 100gms short
Ds has had plenty of wet/ dirty nappies and been so content; sleeping well but now he's barely alert enough to feed :-(
Im starting motillium again tomorrow when I get prescription and ive started pumping again with a really good hospital grade pump I hired though I can barely get 10mls to top him up with.. I know pumping doesnt indicate low milk but my breasts are so soft, and I cant hear him swallowing anymore
I went through all this with dd minus the tongue tie and as she was failure to thrive and was losing weight she ended up on formula at 3 months.. I said I wouldn't stress myself out this tine around but I really REALLY want this to work.
Can anyone give me any advice, stories, positive feedback?
How can I keep supply for time being till meds kick in??