Micah’s First Perfect Latch

on April 29 | in Breastfeeding | by | with 35 Comments

My Men: 30 Minutes Post-Op

Micah is happily giving Sophie the Giraffe a tour of our hotel room floor as I type this. Just now he stopped by to pull up on my leg and give me a grin, and I can’t help but wonder . . . did he REALLY have surgery just an hour ago???

When they took him away, I felt sick and panicky. I couldn’t go with him. I couldn’t do anything but pray. But in a flash he was back in my arms. There was almost no blood and he was happy and calm within two minutes. It was absolutely incredible. And the nursing?? AHhhh! Dr. Kotlow did an amazing job with his lip tie and also went a little deeper with his tongue tie, and his latch feels PERFECT and COMFORTABLE for the first time. My heart is bursting!!

Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. Now we’re off to explore Albany.





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35 Responses to Micah’s First Perfect Latch

  1. Julie Whetstine via FB says:

    wowwww! *goosebumps*

  2. yay!!! Praise the Lord! Thrilled for you to experience that first perfect latch!!

  3. Vivian Pollard Mock via FB says:

    Great news! Now enjoy your little family vacation!

  4. @Julie – Aww, thanks! I thought that was just me :)

  5. Vivian Pollard Mock – We will!

  6. shannon says:

    awesome!!!! what a wonderful blessing!!! enjoy your time!!!

  7. Heather says:

    YAY! So glad for you both!! <3

  8. Awesome! So glad ALL is well!

  9. Michelle Mccoy says:

    So happy for the two of you!

  10. Oh, that’s so awesome! I’m so happy for you.

  11. Cindy says:

    I feel a lil’ deja vu reading this post. SO very happy, as I know the joy you are feeling w/ that post op nursing :). Congrats! Yay for answered prayers. Enjoy the rest of the “vacation”. Safe travels!

  12. Mikenna Ingram via FB says:

    Yay! :D

  13. Emily Brown says:

    I couldn’t wait to get to my computer to hear the news…….SO happy for you!!!!

  14. Mellanie says:

    Yay! So glad to hear the good news! Here’s to many, many, many more perfect latches!

  15. Leah says:

    Yeah! Your post made my eyes fill with tears. I am so thankful that all went well. God is good!

  16. Thank you, Margo Snider. All is definitely well. Are you going to The Art of Birth tomorrow/

  17. Angela says:

    That’s fantastic! :)

    And I thought when you said NY, you meant NYC. We’re in Plattsburgh, about 3 hours north of Albany. Enjoy upstate, it’s the best! How long are you in NY?

    • Heather says:

      We’re leaving in the morning because we miss our little girl, but our time here has been AMAZING. Started out in Albany today and got as far as Essex. Lovely drive. Fantastic weather. One of my favorite weekend trips ever. :)

      • Angela says:

        Oh man, we could have connected for sure! We go to Essex every Friday night to our CSA.

        On another note, I just checked our little girl for this since I’ve been noticing some painful nursing and teeth indentations on occasion when she nurses. Based on the pictures you referred to, she definitely has an upper maxillary tie, and so do I! I’ll definitely be contacting Dr. Kotlow. Thank you so much for this info!

  18. Kirsten says:

    Sooo happy for all of you! Hooray! :)

  19. Melodie says:

    How wonderful. I can just imagine your complete joy. Hugs! xox

  20. no. We have a full saturday with a garage sale then going to support a friend’s son play in Battle of the Bands @ Kellerfest. I am already pooped!

  21. [...] vey. It was a moment of weakness in the moments before Micah’s surgery. I wanted the doc’s mind focused on my son instead of his crunchy, controversy-prone mama. [...]

  22. [...] after my son had the laser revision done by Dr. Kotlow (the quickie update I posted that morning is here). The rest of the day was spent strolling through Essex Village in Connecticut with my snuggly boy [...]

  23. Sara says:

    Long story short, I have a FF 4 month old son, Alexander. He had trouble with breast feeding since day 1, I had multiple LC’s try to help but no one could. I starting loosing my supply, exclusively pumping wasn’t working. We found out he has severe reflux at 2 months, which is why he had trouble keeping breast milk down, I thought that was the reason for not latching correctly too, then at 3 months tongue tie. We had the tongue tie clipped and i thought things would get better and maybe with a miracle i could try to breastfeed again. Now at 4 months I thought he was teething so I waited for him to fall asleep and found that he is lip-tied. I am somewhat angry and upset about the fact that no one mentioned this or checked for it, he is fully formula fed because I lost my supply. He has a very hard time holding his bottle or sucking on a pacifier, almost like he can’t get a grip and pushes it out with his tongue. What do I do now? Should I contact one of the Doctors you suggested? At four months will they be able to fix it? He is on Medicaid, will that effect finding someone to do it? Please any information will help. Thank You.

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