So if you follow me on twitter and read my last post, you know Baby K and I are having some issues getting it together in the nursing department.
We went today for a consult back at the hospital and met with a very lovely lactation consultant. We tried several things and made a little progress but between her tiny mouth and my larger… well… you know! and the fact that she may have a tongue-tie issue, we just couldn’t quite make it work.
This being my third child and third attempt at breastfeeding, I am not THAT stressed about it. I feel in my heart of hearts that it will eventually work and am willing to do whatever I have to for that to be the case.
I just wish it could be easier, like a “piece of cake,” you know? Is that really too much to ask?
I mean I kinda gave up too early with The B Man and then was spoiled by the fact that it was SO easy with Little G (despite a NASTY case of Mastitis). But I LOVED nursing Little G, especially since it’s so good for them and once it gets going it’s just so easy. Not to mention, I personally HATE washing bottles and the smell of formula and it’s various outcomes (a.k.a formula spit-up and poop).
So right now, we are going to continue working on it while I pump and we may have to see a doctor about the tongue-tie, which could possibly involve snipping the frenulum below her tongue, in order for her to be able to suck correctly. (this is supposedly NOT a big deal…).
The good news is I have good supply and that alone keeps a smile on my face and baby fed.
If you have any experience with the tongue-tie thing, let me know, I’d like to know what you have to say. And also, keep your fingers crossed that we can make it work, even though I know we can!! 😉