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Titsalinabumsquash Tue 19-Jan-16 13:57:02

Posting out of sheer broken down desperation.

DD is 9 months and has recently (past 2 weeks) reverted back to feeding like a newborn, she's on the breast 80% of the day and asleep the rest!
She feeds all night and is latched on and suckling even when asleep, I'm getting a bit of sleep but not a lot because I'm sore, her latch has never been great but she gets milk and she never used to feed so much.
She is offered 3 meals a day of whatever we're eating but although she's keen to grab the good and put it in her mouth it's mostly spat straight out.
She's had thrush is her mouth pretty much since she was born, she's has loads of both oral gel (Daktarin?) and Nystatin drops and the gp said to try not treating as sometimes over treating can make it worse but she's still got patches at the corners of her mouth. I have also Been treated with Daktarin cream for my nipples so we're not passing it back and forth.

She's tiny for her age, bit seems to be developing well, she can commando crawl and has started pulling up and standing by herself this past few days.
She won't entertain the idea of a bottle or cup of any kind.

She still has exploding bf baby poo twice a day even with the small amount of solids she's having.

Is it an age related phase or are my nipples going to fall off from so much use!

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 14:29:21

Oooh, that sounds tough. Recurrent thrush is a total bugger.

Have you seen anyone with more in depth knowledge of bf? An IBCLC, perhaps? The Infant Feeding Specialist at your local hospital? A local LLL leader, maybe? A BFC with the NCT?

I can't recall if DD2 had a crazy feeding phase at 9 months exactly but she certainly had phases like that. The latest one was at 16 months. As you say, back to newborn feeding both day and night.

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 19-Jan-16 14:49:47

I haven't no, we used mot have a MILK group that closed down but I will have a look to see if any others have popped up, I don't have the money to pay for anyone to see us.
It's not something I experienced with my other 3, I'm just so sore, I see her crawling towards me with her little bird mouth going and I immediately tense up! Even the slightest stir in the night causes her to start hunting around for a boobs and if she doesn't find one (or accidentally try's to sucks DP instead) she howls the place down!

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:01:48

LLL is free. The Infant Feeding Specialist is free (NHS).

Maybe a tongue tie? That would cause latch pain. Tbh, you could have ductal thrush. Very painful.

Have you tried a helpline as a starting point? I have always found the LLL one excellent.

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:02:58


stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:03:48

Info on thrush

ppandj Tue 19-Jan-16 15:04:07

I have no words of advice because my DS is very similar! Just couldn't read and run, wanted to let you know you're not alone. thankschocolatecake

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:05:01

Thrush info

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:05:52

You can pop your postcode in here to find a local LLL group.

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 15:07:45

Thrush info

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 19-Jan-16 15:09:16

Thanks for the moral support and all the links! I'll have a look through now. smilethanks

Titsalinabumsquash Tue 19-Jan-16 15:21:08

We have a group at the end of Feb that I'll go to.

Her latch has always been awful, her top tip sucks inwards rather thN flips out but her top lip is tied to the very underside of her top gum if that makes sense, I don't think she can flip her lip out. The health visitor looked at me like I was a loon when I tried explaining this to her.

DD has never had a deep latch though like I remember with the others, she feeds just on the nipple not the area around, after 9 months of trying to fix it I gave up, it doesn't hurt unless she feeds non stop like she is now.

stargirl1701 Tue 19-Jan-16 18:37:13

It does. A lip tie which most HCPs say doesn't alter bf hmm

Have you tried the 'flipple'?

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