update on Sadie

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jennyflem072207's picture
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update on Sadie

So after the spit up talk, i called and made an appointment for her and they def wanted to see her. She now weighs 8 lbs 12 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. So she definantly has gained a bunch of weight which is good to see it physically when it constantly seems like she is eating/nursing. The dr did notice a tongue tie which iv'e never really known anything about and every sign on the babycenter site she has but i don't think its bugging her that much but i just don't want it to effect my supply cause the site said it could effect it. Idk what to do it wasn't her reg dr that saw her but another provider.. what would you ladies do?

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The tongue tie will stretch over time and most likely not be an issue for speech in the future. If it is, then it can be clipped by the pediatrician or the dentist when she is older. My first DS had a severe tie that we clipped at 6 days old so that we could continue to nurse. If I wasn't having nursing issues, I would have left it alone.

How are your nipples? Her latch? When she comes off the nipple, is it oddly shaped and white? The tongue tie prevents the correct suction and the baby needs to compress the nipple more than normal to maintain suction. This can completely cut off the milk (which was happening to us) or at least slow down the flow.

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Bram was tongue tied at birth and we had it clipped 8 days old (I think?) They said it could cause speech issues if not dealt with early on - we didn't want to take that chance. It was also interfering with his ability to latch.. for us it was a no brainer. Took 3 seconds and he was nursing about 30 seconds later with no issues or signs of discomfort. LMK if there's any questions you have! Smile

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Pedi said Julie might have issues later. She keeps asking about her latch, but she's latching fine, so we're leaving it alone for now.

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Glad so many people have experience and can help you on here... Such a great community we have!

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yes my nipples end up oddly shaped when she unlatches, and i constantly have to help her relatch and she constantly pulls on me too, i was reading all the things that can happen if you don't fix it but i don't wanna hurt her either:(

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Trust me.. I didn't either. These are our babies.. we never want to hurt them! With our experience, Bram didn't even whimper! It's just a thin piece of membrane.. Smile

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"jennyflem072207" wrote:

yes my nipples end up oddly shaped when she unlatches, and i constantly have to help her relatch and she constantly pulls on me too, i was reading all the things that can happen if you don't fix it but i don't wanna hurt her either:(

If this is the case, then talk to your doc about clipping it. It was really simple for DS, he only cried because we held his head still. It was just a snip and then I immediately nursed him. The difference in latch was immediate.

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I would get it clipped if I were you. The procedure is quick and easy and plenty of babies get it done.