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bf issues with a tounge

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ojojoj1 Fri 19-Aug-11 10:32:59

Please help, I am desperate.My wee man is 18 days old and wont breastfeed. The problem is that he keeps his tounge up when I try to feed him-I am exclusively expressing now and exhausted.I have to mention that he has the same problem with the bottle but its easier to aim with the bottle than a nipple. Please help-nobody seems to know what to do-he doesnt have a tounge tie-checked by 3 doctors.thanks

RitaMorgan Fri 19-Aug-11 12:02:01

Have you been able to see any breastfeeding counsellors or the infant feeding specialist at your hospital at all?

thisisyesterday Fri 19-Aug-11 12:04:56

you really need to see a breastfeeding counsellor in real life.

what area are you in? perhaps someone could recommend one to you?

ojojoj1 Sat 20-Aug-11 08:48:29

I am having an appointmnt for wednesday at local BF clinic-its agex till than and I am desperate-the scream at the attempts of BF is unbelievable.

thisisyesterday Sat 20-Aug-11 09:24:38

have you tried ringing any of the breastfeeding hotlines for advice?
National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 9.30am until 9.30pm every day of the year
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers helpline 08444 122 949 9.30am to 10.30pm every day
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline: 0844 412 4664 9.30am to 9.30pm every day of the year
Breastfeeding Network Supporterline in Bengali / Sylheti: 0844 856 4003 9.30am to 9.30pm every day of the year
Breastfeeding Network Drugline: 0844 412 4665
La Leche League Telephone Helpline: 0845 120 2918

Mampig Sat 20-Aug-11 09:29:28

My little girl did this and I ended up ff her sad Just wanted you to know that some other babies do this too. I didn't push for bf and went for easier route! Hope you get the help you need!

Mollcat Sat 20-Aug-11 10:06:30

It could be a tongue tie or some other issue with a disordered tongue, doctors often do get it wrong on that score sadly.

Just wanted to say that you're not alone in painful feeds and with the right help it should get better. Good luck.

Mampig Sat 20-Aug-11 12:42:20

Yes Mollcat. I now know that she has tongue tie- diagnosed by me!!! Lol

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