So my son is 6 weeks old and breastfeeding has been a lot more difficult than I ever expected. Here is the short version of what has been happening. Starting around 1-2 weeks I developing cracked nipples and my son had a hard time latching on. This turned into clogged milk ducts with fevers. Not fun! At this time I started seeing a lactation consultant 1-2 times per week. We got rid of the clogged milk ducts but my son still had trouble latching on correctly and getting to the hind milk. After 2 weeks of this my lactation consultant mentioned he might have a tongue tie and have a tight jaw. (when I try to fix his latch...lower lip his jaw is clenched!) So I made an appointment to do some cranial massage work and to see an ENT about the tongue tie. While all this is going on I am pumping and bottle feeding him. At the ENT they snipped his tongue. (sounds worse than it is) and he is going to the cranial dr 2 times a week now. So yesterday I get home from the tongue snipping and things look a little better. His latch is much better but he still is delatching after 5-10 minutes on the breast...not getting to the hind milk. Very frustrating!! At this point I feel defeated!! I have tried so hard to get him to breastfeed and why isn't it working???? I have spent so much $$ and time on this that I am just sad. Right now it looks like I am pumping.... thanks for letting me vent...any thoughts??
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