Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Who said Bottle Feeding was easier?
Okay, now that I have Breastfeed 5 babies, I am forced to pump and bottle feed my last one. He is having sucking problems. I wish there was a neat medical term for it but so far no one knows what exactly the problem is. First they said that his tongue is tongue tied. So I was referred to a Pediatric Specialist. After feeling terrible about him having the procedure done, we clipped his tongue. It was a simple, pretty painless procedure. There was only one drop of blood, which happened to land right in the middle of my shirt. Well, I went home that day feeling very excited about the prospect of being able to nurse. No such luck! I've tried everything. Now that I have exhausted the lactation specialists they have referred us to a Chiropractor. Maybe his jaw is out of line. (He is not able to suck he just gums up and down). So, if this doesn't work we are going to see an Occupational Therapist for tongue therapy. Fun! Well, I hate getting up in the middle of the night. Putting a bottle of pumped breast milk in the bottle warmer and having to bounce around a screaming hungry baby. How do bottle feeding mom's do it? I really loved just rolling over, latching on the baby and going back to sleep. I do go back to sleep. Usually sitting upright on the couch till I hear the out of milk, baby sucking it dry, sound, which usually is good for 30 min. of burping. I really hope we get this nursing thing going soon!!!
Posted by Tiffani Makely at 6:16 PM