My babies just don't gain weight.... why is bfing so hard for me?

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Sillylass79 Thu 03-Apr-14 11:30:33

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tiktok Thu 03-Apr-14 11:43:33

sad sad Sillylass.

Have you had a proper and thorough consult with someone you trust around breastfeeding clinical issues? By that, I mean not a peer supporter or a breastfeeding counsellor, or even a midwife, but a specialist in breastfeeding? This could be a midwife with specialist breastfeeding experience and training.

I am sure you have been round the internet and back again several times and have loads of info already. Have you explored MOBI ("Mothers Overcoming Breastfeeding Issues')? This is a US website but it has UK experiences on it.

It might be helpful to explore making sure dc3 doesn't 'drift' and become less energetic....this might mean supplementing as an emergency measure, either with your own milk if you can get more of it, at the breast with a nursing supplementer, donor milk or formula, or whatever combination of them you can muster. But do talk about this.

minipie Thu 03-Apr-14 11:48:33

Ah poor you. How does the latch seem? Have any of them been checked for tongue tie (it runs in families)?

Sillylass79 Thu 03-Apr-14 12:21:22

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Twobusyboys Thu 03-Apr-14 12:26:16

Goodness i could have written your post up tik the last baby. I only have two. But very similar issues. Blamed supplementing first time for poor bf weight gain. Tried really hard second time to do everythibg right no supplementing and he had really poor weight gain from about 8 weeks on. I just dont know what it is. I tjink my babies were born big and kind or readjusted to their skinny selves when born. It did cause me a lot of stress.
Sorry i havent got any answers but just letting you know you are not alone!

Sillylass79 Thu 03-Apr-14 12:26:18

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minipie Thu 03-Apr-14 13:26:02

Sounds jolly likely to be TT then I'd have thought. Receded chin is ok AFAIK but high palate is often linked to a posterior tongue tie (as the tethered tongue "bunches up" at the back and so causes the palate to grow like that, at least that's what my LC said). There may also be a lip tie if he can't flange at all. Sounds like you need good tongue tie specialist to take a look and make sure they check for deep/hidden posterier tt and consider lip tie as well. Whereabouts are you based maybe we can recommend someone? Do you have funds for private?

Sillylass79 Thu 03-Apr-14 13:31:50

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