I couldn’t breastfeed because of tongue tie

I couldn’t breastfeed my son in the end because he was born with a tongue tie and just couldn’t latch. Even though they diagnosed it within a few days of him being born I had to wait for 2 weeks to get his tongue tie snipped and by that point I had given up trying to breastfeed and had gone on to the bottle. I felt horrible that I couldn’t breastfeed and was upset for months after. I still think about it a lot now. I don’t understand why they can’t just check for tongue tie at birth or in the first week when the midwife comes round to your house? and it seems like they will do the operation at some hospitals but not at others.  I know it’s possible to pay someone to do it privately but not everyone can afford that.

Ange – 29

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