Breastfeeding is always something I knew I would do, there was no question about it. After a very difficult labor and delivery, I felt so blessed to be able to breastfeed. It felt like the one thing I had left. Though, like many other breastfeeding mothers, my journey has not been without struggle.
After a few weeks, and slow weight gain for my son, he was diagnosed with a very small tongue tie by my lactation consultant which had resulted in low milk supply for me. My son was not very efficient at the breast and easily lost energy. After a lot of hard work with exercises and help during nursing, he slowly regained strength and was able to nurse much more efficiently. But, my supply was left damaged. (more…)
A baby’s latch may look perfect from the outside, but it’s what’s happening on the inside that’s causing the breastfeeding challenge. How can a baby’s oral anatomy impact their ability to breastfeed? What are some of the most common issues babies face? And how have our panelists overcome their personal struggles? (more…)
When a new mother begins to breastfeed her child, she spends much of her time focusing on bringing in her milk supply and getting the perfect latch. But sometimes a tight frenulum, or tongue-tie, greatly hinders this process. How do you know if your baby has this problem? What are your options for treating it? And how effective are these treatments? (more…)