• Could a tongue-tie be causing your baby to have trouble breastfeeding?

    19 days ago - By Today's Parent

    Karine Clifton's* midwife watched her breastfeeding newborn Paul* and reassured her that the baby was latched on well. But by day six, Clifton's nipples were, in her words, “a mess” , and Paul was dehydrated and losing weight.
    “I was given instructions to feed him formula, and start pumping and finger-feeding him (using a feeding tube taped to a finger that the baby would suck on to get milk),” Clifton says. “So I did that, and we were weighing him daily, but getting him back to breastfeeding wasn't going well. He would gain weight one week, then lose it the next.”
    Finally, she was...
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