Summer Patterson Colina shared this amazing account of her tongue tie journey on Tongue Tie Babies Support Group. Shared here with permission.
Our breastfeeding relationship started off horribly right from day one. She had an extremely strong sucking reflex (could keep a paci in all by herself no problem at one day old!) And on top of that... a horrible latching problem. Even though it looked great to everyone else from the outside, I knew something was wrong! I was in sheer pain throughout the entire feeding, every time she would nurse. Before I left the hospital, my nipples had cracked, bled, scabbed, and blistered! The worst part... it didn't get better when I got home. People kept telling me, "It'll get better with time. You just have to push through the first couple weeks." Well, those couple weeks turned to three, then four, then five... you get it.
I was at constant battle with myself as to why I was putting myself through all this misery. But something told me I had to do this, or I would regret giving up.
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