12 April 2010

During out stay at the hospital, William had problems breastfeeding. Two days after he was born, he was diagnosed with Jaundice.

Breastfeeding Jaundice: Jaundice can occur when a breastfeeding baby is not getting enough breast milk because of difficulty breastfeeding or because the mother’s milk isn’t in yet. This is not caused by the breast milk itself, but by the baby not getting enough to eat.

Then, like magic, he latched on and fed like a champ for about a week! Now, we’re having problems again. It takes over an hour to get him to finally give in and feed. It has been so stressful and I’ve had more than a few emotional breakdowns. There are times when I want nothing more than to give in and feed him from a bottle, especially during the 2am feedings.

We contacted a lactation consultant to come out to our house for one-on-one help. It seemed like a lost cause because there was nothing that she showed/told us that we weren’t already trying. However, she did recommend a pediatric chiropractor to help with William’s tight jaw. She said she has some clients that are trying this technique and they seemed to be pleased with it.

So far we’ve been to two chiropractor appointments. For the most part we’ve been pleased with the results. We’re now down to only struggling for 15 minutes per feeding- which is way better than an hour!

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