5-week old "dribbly" on boob

(8 Posts)
Mafiti Tue 05-Mar-13 19:53:16

DD is just over5 weeks and doesn't latch on quite right, though its better than it was. Since she's figured out that she has to flange out both lips, she's become quite dribbly - the milk spills out of the edges of her mouth as if she's not forming a strong enough seal. I don't think I've got super fast let down because I've never had milk shooting across the room, so I think it's her latch.

This only happens once during a feed, the rest of the time she's either feeding ok or squirming and pulling back (tends to be after she'sfed for a few minutes already) which makes methink my milk is very stop starty.

Has anyone else experienced the dribbling? Can I just ignore it?

Has she been checked for a tongue tie? You're describing pretty classic symptoms (which my DS also had).

Iggly Tue 05-Mar-13 20:02:52

Yes tongue tie and lip tie is a definite option. Hard for many to spot but worth getting an experienced pro to check.

Mafiti Thu 07-Mar-13 09:30:19

Thanks! I have a lactation consultant coming today who also happens to be a tongue tie specialist so will see what she says. If it is tongue tie, it's definitely one of the less obvious types but it'll be good to know either way. One less thing to obsess about!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Mar-13 12:18:28

Let us know what the LC says smile

Iggly Thu 07-Mar-13 12:55:08

Get them to lift up the top lip. If there's a tie there then will almost certainly be a TT too.

Mafiti Thu 07-Mar-13 13:45:47

Thanks so much, both. Posterior tongue tie found and treated. She has been checked for TT several times before, but it obviously got missed. LC also recommended cranial osteopathy, which I was looking into already. Will see how the next week goes and then do CO if necessary. LC did say she thought the TT alone wouldn't fix our problems, but hopefully it's a step n the right direction.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 07-Mar-13 13:49:20

Gla its been sorted so quickly.

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