The Good News: No Tongue Tie

Abel James

The Good News is that Abel doesn’t have a tongue tie.

The Bad News is he is still not able to fully nurse like he needs to.

So the pediatrician said that Abel doesn’t have a tongue tie, he does however have a lip tie. It’s not the ultimate reason for his breastfeeding troubles but it’s not helping either. He just appears to have a weak latch.

I have noticed improvements as I’ve been working with him over the past several days. In fact he actually latched on, maintained the latch and was able to completely nurse for the first time today, while we were at the doctor’s office. I was very encouraged by his improvement today.

He is also a very sleepy eater. We are having a lot of trouble keeping him awake long enough to complete a feeding. Last night we spend between 3-4 hours trying to get him to eat without falling asleep. He falls asleep and then wakes a few minutes later realizing he still hungry.

Needless to say Joe and I are both pretty exhausted from it all but it’s hitting Joe particularly hard. Since he’s still recovering from the cold he got before Abel was born he’s feeling the lack of sleep. He’s developed a pretty rough cough and has actually bruised his ribs from coughing so much. Hopefully, he can get some rest soon. Hopefully, we can all get some rest soon.

Jessica is a family lifestyle blogger living in Raleigh, NC with her husband and four sons (9, 6, 5 and 3). Jessica started in November of 2009, but has been blogging since 2003. Jessica writes about family life, recipes, travel and products for families. She is also a Work-from-home-mom who manages marketing and social media for a local accounting company.

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One thought on “The Good News: No Tongue Tie

  1. Jennifer

    Hey, Jessica. I just wanted to write a quick note to encourage you. I have just gone through this with my third baby. I feel for you– it’s tough! What a great mama you are, sticking with it even though it’s not easy. Abel is blessed to have you! 🙂 Is there a lactation consultant at your hospital that can help? That’s been the only thing that has helped us. Way to stick with it!


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