Breastfeeding & frenulectomy

I asked to be set up with a Medela Symphony pump while in the hospital. Niiiice. 😀 And I la la love how the parts also go together to make a manual pump!! I like it much better than the Avent Isis!
You’d never have guessed it but my prep work with my flat nipples has worked beautifully. I now posess superior nipplage. Haha. So superior that I actually pump better with the next size up pump flanges! 😯 I just rub up and down the standard ones. This is probably why I dislike the Avent I have… one day I need to check and see if they make a bigger flange as well.
As for breastfeeding… it’s going far better than I expected. But my gosh it doesn’t last very long!! I was up ALL NIGHT LONG last night. By the end I was miserably tired. I made DH get up and take him away for an hour. Gotta remedy that somehow but I am in for it tonight- Andy has slept all day just about. He is so hard to wake up to feed when he doesn’t want to. All that night eating has brought in my milk though… yee-ouch! I ache!
BTW, Andy got his frenulectomy today. His tongue-tie was worse than Brendan’s!! His little tongue was very heart shaped in front and when each nurse came on duty that was the first thing they said to me… you gotta get that taken care of! LOL. Anyway, it was very, very fast and done with in less than twenty seconds- with the actucal lasering lasting only 1 second. Just Zooop! Done! Looks so much better. Dana King, a dentist & orthodontist here, is fabulous. We even set up Bren with his first “happy visit”- a free of charge visit to allow him to get to know them before they attempt an appt with actual cleaning. What a great idea! And they say he can have as many happy appts as he needs before a real one. Amazing when you find such wonderful people in the world!
I can’t tell if nursing is better or not, he really hasn’t figured his new tongue abilities out quite yet. We were doing pretty well even though sometimes he thrusts his tongue into my nipples and when he pops off they are outta whack looking. LOL.
Our first pedi appt is tomorrow. I cringe thinking of when he sees we did another frenulectomy but oh, well. He surely can’t expect us to do it the first time and not the second!
Still figuring things out… We really only have the hang of the football hold and nursing in the car was interesting to figure out today. Heh. We left the house today and after a few minutes I kind of gave a start of surprise when I realized I was out with a baby without a bottle anywhere. Haha. We do pretty well nursing hidden once he is latched on but absolutely am NOT discreet in getting things situated and latching him on! LOL.
I am doing well but I am very exhausted. Gimme a few days for the birth story, okay?? The whole stay was, of course, full of ups and downs. We call this kid the “11th hour baby”. You’ll find out why soon!

Bren adores his baby brudder!!

Mommy adores him too!

4 thoughts on “Breastfeeding & frenulectomy

  1. He’s so cute! 🙂 Can’t wait for the story!
    BTW… all three of mine have had frenulectomies! I had one when I was a baby, too! 🙂

  2. LOL.. there’s nothing discrete about latching a newborn. I couldn’t do any “discrete” nursing until DS was about 4 or 6 wks and even then we had issues w/ him causing blisters b/c of bad positioning. (Still do from time to time and he’s 1.5 yrs now)
    Congrats on your beautiful little boy!!! And WTG on the BF!

  3. Welcome home, family of FOUR!!! I’m so anxious to hear the birth story…but I understand needing to fit in any moments of rest that you can. So sweet to see Brendan w/his little brother. Congrats once again.

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