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Rachog Tue 16-Oct-12 12:29:31

Ds 13 weeks is breast fed, however he often ends up with milk dripping out of his nose. Is this normal?

Havingkitties Tue 16-Oct-12 12:39:18

Just have a quick look at his palate -there's no cleft palate is there? Or stick a finger in to feel it. I would of expected if your little one had one it would of been picked up by now, but it can be a reason for milk to come through the nose.

Rachog Tue 16-Oct-12 12:43:14

He is asleep at the mo so will check when he wakes up, he had a tongue tie snipped so they probably would have spotted that while they were at it?

Havingkitties Tue 16-Oct-12 12:47:22

Should of, but sometimes they can have a partial cleft at the back. This is just a thing to check out, not to get you worried, as it could just be a normal bit of baby reflux.

Rachog Tue 16-Oct-12 13:11:16

I will give it a look/feel when he wakes. He doesn't seem bothered by it at all, I just never noticed it with my 2 bottle fed babies.

Rachog Tue 16-Oct-12 13:21:07

Palate definitley intact smile

Havingkitties Tue 16-Oct-12 13:54:08

Good! You don't have a fast let down do you? Maybe it overflows his mouth and backs up into his nose if this is the case?

mawbroon Tue 16-Oct-12 16:46:10

How is the feeding going otherwise since the tt snip?

DS1 used to have milk coming out his nose. He was tt, but I didn't realise so it went untreated.

I think that sometimes the tongue can't guide the milk down the throat properly and some of it ends up coming out the nose.

What position is he in when this happens?

Rachog Tue 16-Oct-12 21:07:07

I think my let down has settled now havingkittens he used to pull off and spray milk everywhere but now after a few big gulps he settles. It could still be a bit of overflow though.

Hi mawbroon, I didn't realise that this too could be a symptom if tongue tie, I think he definitley is still tied. We are feeding well at the moment though and he can stick his tongue right out, it is heart shaped at the tip though.

We can't afford to go private at the moment with me being on mat leave and dp has been made redundant but I will speak again to the breast feeding support worker and see if er can get another referral.

He is in the cradle or cross cradle position or some lazy version of those, basically flopped across me.

plantsitter Tue 16-Oct-12 21:12:44

Midwife told me it's normal - happened with both mine. If you've checked his palate I wouldn't worry, though it might be worth checking with the HV when you next see him/her.

Rachog Wed 17-Oct-12 10:35:06

Thanks plantsitter, I will mention it at weigh in tomorrow.

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