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Old 07-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #11
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After getting our tongue tie cut, baby still clicked. LC said it can be normal.

This got me thinking (and looking!) and DD totally has an upper lip tie! (Couldn't tell about her tongue and she's sleeping now) Could that be causing the clicking which is causes the gas and upset stomach? Definitely calling an LC asap.

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Lip ties are harder. I think DS has one but it's all debateable whether it affects nursing and my pediatrician and my LC don't think it does and so I can't get a referral to an ENT to lazer it.

Research seems to indicate lip ties affect nursing so I hope your pedi or LC agree and get your LO help if they need it.
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Sorry to thread jack but what is a lip tie?
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:45 PM   #14
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Put your tongue up between your front teeth and lip. You feel that threadlike membrane? For some, it holds the lip so tight to the gums that the lips don't flange while nursing or even bottle feeding. You have it up top and on the bottom.

An ear nose and throat specialist can laser it so it's not all tight. Yours probably isn't because if it was, it usually tears on its own at some point.
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Lip ties are harder. I think DS has one but it's all debateable whether it affects nursing and my pediatrician and my LC don't think it does and so I can't get a referral to an ENT to lazer it.

Research seems to indicate lip ties affect nursing so I hope your pedi or LC agree and get your LO help if they need it.

this is my situation exactly. we got my little one's tongue tie clipped at just over 1 wk (my son had this too so i knew to look for it) BUT my daughter has a huge lip frenulum and i do think it is messing up our nursing. she is almost 4 wks now and has gained 10 oz/week so no one will take me seriously about it...she clicks when she nurses, has a shallow latch, and my nipples are red and sore, still! she is super gassy and fussy, too, which leads her to pull of and not finish nursing, and as a result has had frothy green poops since she isnt getting a lot of hindmilk. UGH. this is my 3rd baby and i have over 4 yrs nursing experience but im feeling like a newbie.
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Re: Clicking

My youngest has an upper lip tie. She has clicked since the very beginning. Her latch is awful. She's gained very well, but Im bringing it up at her 7 month check-up next week.
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this is my situation exactly. we got my little one's tongue tie clipped at just over 1 wk (my son had this too so i knew to look for it) BUT my daughter has a huge lip frenulum and i do think it is messing up our nursing. she is almost 4 wks now and has gained 10 oz/week so no one will take me seriously about it...she clicks when she nurses, has a shallow latch, and my nipples are red and sore, still! she is super gassy and fussy, too, which leads her to pull of and not finish nursing, and as a result has had frothy green poops since she isnt getting a lot of hindmilk. UGH. this is my 3rd baby and i have over 4 yrs nursing experience but im feeling like a newbie.
It will get better. About week 8 or so after the 6 week growth spurt makes their mouth a little bigger. And we used football hold for a long time to deepen the latch before then.

My nipples finally healed after that. But gas drops also helped.
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It will get better. About week 8 or so after the 6 week growth spurt makes their mouth a little bigger. And we used football hold for a long time to deepen the latch before then.

My nipples finally healed after that. But gas drops also helped.
Just wanted to update-- I've been using the Mylicon gas drops for the last week or so and it's like I have a whole new baby! She's so much happier!

I saw an LC today too. She said she could tell she was doing something weird with her tongue when she sucked on her finger, but didn't feel like the clicking was causing issues otherwise. Her latch is good and she didn't think DD was breaking the seal and getting air. She thinks I have a foremilk/hindmilk problem. I do have a crazy fast letdown and all my babies have had mostly green poops. The LC thought DD probably just isn't tolerating it as well as my other babies. She suggested pumping off the first couple minutes of letdown before latching, so I'm going to try that. I've done it a couple times today. I get a full ounce of milk in 60 seconds of pumping (with a hand pump) so it's no wonder my babies drown at the breast!
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It will get better. About week 8 or so after the 6 week growth spurt makes their mouth a little bigger. And we used football hold for a long time to deepen the latch before then.

My nipples finally healed after that. But gas drops also helped.
yes to football hold, the only thing saving me right now--
im going to get the drops tomorrow, then! i feel like last night she suddenly opened her mouth bigger and i wasnt wincing when she latched on, but we will see. for now im still wandering around the house topless with abused nipples, smearing coconut oil on them and hoping the neighbors cant see in and i dont scar DS for life, LOL

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I do have a crazy fast letdown and all my babies have had mostly green poops. The LC thought DD probably just isn't tolerating it as well as my other babies. She suggested pumping off the first couple minutes of letdown before latching, so I'm going to try that. I've done it a couple times today. I get a full ounce of milk in 60 seconds of pumping (with a hand pump) so it's no wonder my babies drown at the breast!
i have had overactive letdown (and oversupply) for DS and now DD2, my midwife told me to lay down when let down happens (bc i cant pump every time before feeding) and have the baby almost on top of you--taking advantage of gravity--it helps! i hate green poo--my last 2 kiddos only have had yellow poop at night and i cant figure out why. i do block feeding as a rule bc of lactose intolerance in my kiddos, too.

hang in there, ladies! it helps to talk it out, doesnt it? for me it can feel so lonely and isolating. when i called the LC and she told me that i was probably wandering around topless while my other kiddos fended for themselves i laughed until i cried bc of how true it was :/
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i have had overactive letdown (and oversupply) for DS and now DD2, my midwife told me to lay down when let down happens (bc i cant pump every time before feeding) and have the baby almost on top of you--taking advantage of gravity--it helps! i hate green poo--my last 2 kiddos only have had yellow poop at night and i cant figure out why. i do block feeding as a rule bc of lactose intolerance in my kiddos, too.
She mentioned this as well.
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