I had a normal pregnancy my boy arrived at 41+3 after my labour not progressing and my son showing signs of pooing inside me i had a emergency c section. After waking up hours after the op i was told my son had ingested meconium and was in scbu he was also small(5pound11 witch was a shock as had been told baby was big later found out he had IUGR and was never picked up) he wasnt getting betting with his breathing so got transferd to nicu after a few horible days he was finaly breathing on his own and he got to finaly fed from me he didnt feed that well or very long but just fort that was just because he was small.
finally got to take my boy home a week and half later. He wasnt feeding from me very well but midwife came and said was just cause he was small and didnt have much energy ect i was demand feeding very often but he was stil upset after feeds i was once again told this was because of his size.
He wasnt gaining much weight 50~150g per week so i was told that i would have to start doing top ups with formula witch i was not happy about(since a very young age i have always said i wil breastfeed my child)but i did it as i wanted my boy to be healthy the formula helped a little bit but he stil wasnt feeding or latching well, this was very upsetting to me as i fort something was wrong with me, i had mentioned to plunket that i think something is wrong with his tounge as he couldnt suck very hard or move it much both she and my docter checked his tounge and said it was fine.
By this stage he stil isint gaining much weight and iv been told to up the amount of formula so upsetting! Finally at 3.5 months plunket got a lactation specialist,within a few minutes of lactation seeing my son feed she told me he was tounge and lip tied! So happy to finally have a answer she the told me he would be put on waiting list for laser sugery by this stage he was getting 250m perday of formula and my supply was getting low.
The day finaly came my son way getting his sugery after a quick few minutes it was done. I was so happy! I tryed to feed but he wasnt latching that great was told to keep trying it would improve it didnt after that few days and it was so painful for me to feed him that i ending up making a very hard choice that i would fully bottle feed him as i wasnt bonding with my son and would resent him when he feed from me,
he is now 6months old and is a happy chubby bubba. I just wish that his tounge tie would of been picked up earlier so i could of done the one thing i had always wanted to for my child.