My darling little guy is 3 weeks and 5 days old today, and needless to say our nursing journey, which started off wonderful, has spiraled out of control
Right after my C-Section, I was able to nurse my baby in recovery Fast forwarding to when my LO reached 2 weeks old and I had completely stop taking any form of pain medication I started noticing a sharp pain while nursing and the fact that my nipples would come out of my LO's mouth looking like new tubes of lipstick. Well, I continued to nurse until I absolutely couldn't take it anymore My husband and I started syringe feeding while I used soothies, thinking it was only temporary pain. Of course, the pain only continued to get worse, so that's when I decided to seek outside help. Well, one week, 2 La Leche League meetings, and a consult from IBCLC, it was determined that my little guy had a posterior tongue tie.
On yesterday, his tongue was cut. I tried nursing immediately at the doctor's office and of course the pain was still there. I tried off and on once I got home and again this morning, but it still hasn't gotten better. It seems that while I was on pain medications, I allowed my LO to latch and nurse incorrectly, thus he has managed to build up 3 weeks of incorrect "sucking" (I guess you can say I stumbled upon yet another way C-sections interfere with nursing).
At this point I have become so frustrated and depressed, I am at the point of stopping nursing all together (myself nor my husband can't take much more). We have resulted to supplementing with formula and feeding with bottles.
I know that this is a long shot, but what I want to know is if anyone else out there has still had issues with latch even after a frenotomy. If so, what did you do to promote a good latch? Or, were you able to ever get a good latch?