We have a discussion about the differences in how babies respond to the procedure, the aftercare exercises and how long it takes some babies to recover from the procedure and mothers and babies to get to the place of normal breastfeeding. Dr. Agarwal highlights the fact that the tongue does not know how to really move well as it has been restricted for so long. So all the mechanics of the tongue movement and how it is going to function – all this change needs an adjustment period. It takes a while for the tongue to figure out what it is suppose to do. There are also a lot of pieces to this recovery and normal breastfeeding. Some of these moving parts ( variables) are:
1. Mom’s breast size,
2. Mom’s milk production.
3. Mom’s pain level
4. Mom’s perception of babies pain
5. Babies pain or soreness level
6. Babies, palate, jaw, tongue length, just to name a few variables.