Hi, Natalie! If you have an IBCLC well-versed in tongue tie and lip tie, she should be able to let you know if your baby would benefit from an evaluation by a care provider who specializes in this (in my area I only refer to a few carefully selected pediatric dentists but there are SOMEtimes an ENT or other care provider that is also good at releasing ties). Gassiness can be linked to tongue tie but that can also be related to foods you are eating. So it’s best to have your child evaluated. If you let me know where you live I can find out which one of my trusted colleagues is near you. firstname.lastname@example.org is my email
My son is 12 weeks old. Just this last week he latches and pulls away and latches and pulls away. He does that to both breasts. I thought it could be when he is overstimulated or distracted but it’s not like he looks around and observes. He seems SO eager to latch on when I “assume the position” (hahaha) and lay him on his side to feed. But then…[Read more]
This is a very personal question, but, do you fart? I bet you do. So does the Queen of England (and her husband). We pass gas an average of 13 to 21 times per day. That’s quite a bit of tooting and, although it
My two month old is very gassy and fussy from it. I really have been thinking its what I may be eating or drinking. And have been trying gas drops and gripe water, which don’t seem to make a difference . And changing my diet hasn’t helped. I hate seeing her i pain n really wish there was more I could do for her.
Hi, Shelley! It can be so hard to see our babies uncomfortable. Sometimes gassiness and fussiness are normal, and sometimes there are things we can do to help. It is more likely that she is taking in air while latching or feeding than there is any sort of physical problem like an allergy or sensitivity. Having an IBCLC observe a feeding can help figure that out, so I encourage you to try that!
From a mother: I have been pumping for 5 months. My baby was on the NICU for 5 weeks. During that time I was able to beef up my stash to about 900 oz. I started back to work after 3 months and my supply has dropped to where I am only getting about 4 oz a day. I was getting 35oz a day. What do you suggest? We are on our last freezer bag and…[Read more]