Aimee - posted on 02/01/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
Tongue-Tie !!! My nipples are ready to fall off.
My daughter was born with tongue -tie and got her frenulum cut 3 days after she was born. My nipples are really sore from her BF, she always leaves a 'lipstick' mark on my nipple so I know she's not using her tongue properly despite the surgery.
I don't want to quit giving her breastmilk all together, but my nipples are ready to fall off. I've been pumping to try to give my milk instead of formula, but it isn't working. Compared to just putting her on the boob, pumping is tiresome!!
Did any of you moms continue to BF with your child who was born with tongue-tie? What are you experiences?? Did you just go to formula altogether? I feel or know I'm headed down the formula road in the near future. I've been BF with pain for over 5 weeks now.. (part of it could be the thrush that I have from being on antibiotics in the hosp) but I'm close to throwing in the towel. I don't know if I'm in denial thinking she'll learn and it'll get better.
It really makes me feel like I have failed.