Sometimes breastfeeding mothers find themselves with breastfeeding problems (including sore or damaged nipples, recurrent plugged ducts, mastitis or thrush, vasospasm, low milk supply or over supply) or a baby who isn’t gaining well, has difficulty latching, makes clicking sounds, or chokes frequently, despite their best attempts to correct positioning and breastfeed frequently and effectively.
This story was written by a mother I worked with recently and is shared with her permission. We both hope her story will help other families dealing with tongue tie by giving them a glimpse into the process of diagnosis, decision making, treatment and recovery.
"I noticed something wasn’t quite right the first time Mr. T, my third baby, nursed after he was born. It hurt. Nursing isn’t supposed to hurt, right? I assumed since I hadn’t nursed through pregnancy this time, it was just like having nipples of a first time mom, tender. Maybe. Big maybe.