This is a letter I received from a mother who had exclusively pumped for her first baby ,now 18 months and her now new baby is not gaining weight and every other health professional had said there is no tongue tie but a lip tie was recognized but they were advised that it didn’t affect…Read More
Tongue and lip ties can and do affect breastfeeding. So many health professionals have no idea that they are a problem and also have no idea how to offer assistance to a mother and baby when a tongue tie is recognized. If you are suffering from nipple pain , lipstick shaped nipples ,a baby that cannot stay attached to breast , severe wind pain and so called colic or reflux in baby ,very slow to gain weight and always feeding ,then it is wise to have a check up with an IBCLC (lactation Consultant) who is familiar with tongue and lip ties.
Breastfeeding scales are extremely accurate scales for measuring the amount of breast milk a baby is able to transfer from a breast . If oral structures are compromised the transfer can be affected (tongue and lip ties) Or if mother has diminished supply then transfer is minimal(insufficient glandular tissue ,hormonal imbalances)Pumping breastmilk can also be…Read More