Re: Clipping Upper Lip Tie
Hugs Momma, that's a tough decision. My DS was tongue and lip tied at birth, we had his tongue clipped at about 6 weeks which made a difference but I still had sore nipples. I wasn't brave enough to mention the lip tie until DS was much older and he ended up having it done at 1 year old. Sadly we didn't nurse more than a couple weeks after the procedure (we were already starting to wean because I'd had enough) so I can't tell you that it fixed all our nursing problems but it did fix the gap in his teeth and so far no speech problems. Long story short I think it's worth it even if it dosnt help your nursing issues.
It was a very short procedure, less than 10 min we were in the waiting room and he was pretty much awake when we went back to see him. I think they kept us in recovery for an hour after just to be safe. You also may want to check with the anesthesiologist about how long you really have to go without nursing before, and make sure they are familiar with BFing. Breast milk is digested so quickly I can't imagine they would say more than 2-3 hours beforehand. Good Luck, let us know how things go.