Symptoms

Symptoms

INFANT SYMPTOMS

  • Cobblestone nursing blister on lip
  • Clicking or gulping sounds while nursing
  • Gumming, chewing nipples, leaks milk
  • Chokes easily
  • Frequent release and relatch
  • Shallow latch
  • Long nursing sessions – falls asleep mid feed
  • Colic/gas/reflux
  • Poor weight gain or weight loss
  • Unable to hold a pacifier
  • Heart shaped tongue

 

TODDLER/CHILD SYMPTOMS

  • Reflux
  • Fatigue during eating
  • Projectile spitting up after eating, weight loss
  • Lip blisters
  • Gassiness
  • Congestion
  • Liquids/foods dribbling from sides of mouth
  • Potential future speech and dental problems
  • Pocketing food/picky eater

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MOTHER

  • Decreased milk supply
  • Breasts don’t fully empty
  • Cracked, blistered, bleeding nipples
  • Plugged ducts
  • Discomfort or pain while nursing
  • Frequent mastitis
  • Long nursing sessions (or extremely short because baby gets tired)
  • Postpartum depression
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