Babywearing has been a lifesaver with my third baby. My daughter Ellie was born peacefully at home in June. She was a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces and just beautiful. We all adored her.
For the first week, she was nursing non stop practically. She had screaming spells that lasted 2-3 hours at night where I was unable to get her to nurse well and needed to calm her down before she would nurse. The only thing that would calm her was wearing her and walking around the house. Once she was calm, I was able to get her to latch fairly well and nurse.
Around the middle of the next month, I asked my friend (and fellow VBE) Summer, who is a lactation consultant if she could chat with me about my concerns. I went in to see her. We weighed Ellie and she was 11 lbs, 9 ounces. At this point she was 2 months and 21 days old, so she had gained just 7 ounces in 21 days, about 1/3 of an ounce a day. I nursed her for what felt like a very good feeding for her, about 20 minutes. We weighed her again after the feeding and she had taken in 1.5 ounces. Summer took a look at her mouth and told me that she thought Ellie had a mild lip tie and posterior tongue tie. She asked me to come back and see her colleague Trina for a second opinion just to be sure. Trina agreed that there was a posterior tongue tie.