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April 11th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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I had my son on Saturday. The day before we were to leave we got his rubben belly scores and they were kinda high. So we ended staying an extra day. They had me to feed him all he wanted, then they took him back to the nursey for the light treatment and they also supplemented him with formula since my milk had not came in just yet.
Now that I am home we had to supplement him after all feedings. He feed just fine for about 24hours. Now he wants nothing to do with my boobs. I also forgot to mention that he has that tongue condition. The skin under the tongue is kinda short and makes it hard to lactch on.
I have pumped and feed him like that since it is so stessfull on him. He would scream and cry and refuse to latch on.
We have gotten back his new scores and they are normal. How do I get him back onto just my breast again??

Any help would be great!!
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April 11th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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congrats on your son xx

i would just keep on offering the boob as much as possible and im sure he will be fine
sorry i cant be more help ?

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April 11th, 2008, 04:11 PM
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That stinks they gave him a bottle at the hospital. Giving him nipple confusion on top of the tongue issues was pretty lousy of them.

I think you really should consult a lactation consultant. To find one I would try your local LLL (La Leche League) since it doesn't sound like your doc is very pro BFing. In the meantime here is some info on breastfeeding a tongue tied baby http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...tonguetie.html. Good luck and and I'm sure LaLa will have some very good advice for you.

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April 11th, 2008, 04:43 PM
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Congrats on your new baby boy!

I too, was supplementing with formula because of jaundice. What I found out is that it was hurting more than it was helping the breastfeeding. I completely cut out all bottles and just offered him the breast everytime he was hungry/wanted comfort. It was a bit of a struggle at first, but he caught on and my supply adjusted to be able to fulfill his needs. It took a few days though of almost constant feeding.

I have no advice on the tongue issue. I think if it's a tongue tie, it can be clipped, can't it? That's something I would have an LC look at to see if it does need to be and then talk to your pediatrician about.

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April 11th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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The pediatriction and the LC said that it should not interfear with the feedings, however, I seem to have all the classic signs. The extream sore nipples with a line across etc. My doc does want me to bf and I am going to give it a few days of tough love and see what happens. I am going to offer my breast every chance that I get even if it it to passify him. I really want this to work out!
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