To know there was a rea­son she wasn’t feed­ing’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Breastfeeding Support -

Marcy was seen by both a mid­wife and a health vis­i­tor who were un­able to di­ag­nose why she was hav­ing prob­lems feed­ing; they both rec­om­mended her to visit the Wil­low Centre.

Mrs Jowett con­tin­ued: “I hoped it would hap­pen nat­u­rally but

just reached the end of my tether.

“I rushed down and was able to walk in; straight away

con­sul­tant saw Marcy and di­ag­nosed a tongue tie and high pal­ette.

“It was such a re­lief to know there was a rea­son why she wasn’t feed­ing.

“It was so over­whelm­ing, I just burst into tears.”

Marcy had to have her tongue tie cut, so Mrs Jowett con­tin­ued at­tend­ing the group for Marcy’s after­care. How­ever, a short time later the tongue tie re-at­tached.

“Al­though it was aw­ful it had hap­pened again, it was nice be­cause we saw the same peo­ple who re­mem­bered her and her story.

“Breast­feed­ing is the most nat­u­ral thing in the world but it doesn’t mean it’s easy.”

Natasha Woodthorpe at­tended the Ash­ford group with her sons, who both had tongue ties.

She said not only did it af­fect her and the boys but also her hus­band.

She added: “My hus­band went back to work and whilst it was hor­ri­ble for me not to be able to feed, it was hor­ri­ble for him to see me up­set and in pain.

“I used the ser­vices for both my boys and the spe­cial­ist help and emo­tional sup­port from other mums is great.”

She con­tin­ued: “It was so nice for my hus­band to come home and I could tell him what had hap­pened and my plan un­til the fol­low­ing group.

“The help was amaz­ing.”

daugh­ter Marcy and right, Natasha hold­ing Josh, with her hus­band Oli who is hold­ing Char­lie

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