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Ouch

Postby AussieBritLu » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:29 am

DD2 has a tiny mouth....I get as much as I can in and she has a very strong suck.....it's caused damage and bleeding on 1 nipple and the other isn't anywhere near as bad. Her attachment seems fine.....no access to an lc. Her strong suck could just be the cause right?
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Re: Ouch

Postby MamaMagoO? » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:48 pm

Ouch! Big hugs hun that does not sound pleasant. I'd say that it is more likely to be caused by poor attachment than by a strong suck. If she pulls your nipple far enough back into her mouth it shouldn't be getting damaged. Are you sure you can't access an LC? Do they have one at the hospital where she was born? Asking because I think it would be really useful to have someone have a look at whats going on and check her mouth for ties. In the meantime give the helpline a call for a chat (I'm on tomorrow morning :wink: ).
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Re: Ouch

Postby AussieBritLu » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:44 pm

Hmmmm.....I thought her attachment was ok.....

Defo can't see an lc.....there isn't one in our area.
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Re: Ouch

Postby ClOuD_NiNe » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:19 pm

Sounds vaguely familiar to my experience feeding DD in the first month of her life. I was in a lot of pain and got the paeds to check for tongue tie, to which they said no but she did have a small mouth. I thought that combined with my large nipples that was the reason for the pain. I didn't realise until months later that she had an upper lip tie, and I also wonder if she might even have a posterior tongue tie. I'm certain that had a lot to do with her appalling attachment. Could be worth looking into?
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Re: Ouch

Postby AussieBritLu » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:24 pm

Yea... I will talk to them tomorrow when we have to go to the hospital for a bilirubin and weigh check
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