When does breastfeeding after tongue tie procedure improve?

Amira - posted on 12/01/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 8 week old daughter had a frenotomy (tongue tie procedure) at 6 weeks. I was told that breastfeeding her will become easier but it still has not improved that much. I feel she still does not have an efficient suck and is not able to draw milk properly. I actually see her compressing the breast with her jaws more than I feel her suck. I am still pumping after feeds and supplementing with what i was able to pump, but she is not gaining weight as she should be (she is now 4.280 kgs which is around 9.4 pounds). Feeds take too long and she doesn't seem to be satisfied...I was supplementing with formula the first couple of weeks under her pediatrician's recommendation because of poor weight gain but the tongue tie was not discovered until later by an LC. Anyone been through something similar? does it get better? i am discouraged by this whole situation and thinking about formula again...

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Lise - posted on 12/01/2011

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My dd was nursing better about 3 days after her tongue was clipped. As soon as it was clipped, we started using an SNS to supplement instead of a bottle (to help her with nursing). Baby seeming "satisfied" is a really hard way to judge it. How much are you supplementing every day? How are you supplementing?

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