I'm pretty new to this forum, so I hope I'm doing it right.
Anyway, I'd really appreciate your advice. After some weeks of pain and difficulty, my 8.5 week old LO finally had his 80% tie snipped on Thursday evening. He was a very sad baby for a few hours afterwards and my main concern was comforting him and letting him get food in any which way. Over the weekend his tongue's started to heal and there are no signs he's in any pain or trauma, so I'd really like to start improving his feeding since it's getting, if anything, even more painful for me.
Although he can now move his tongue pretty well and we're doing the exercises the IBCLC recommended, when it comes to latching on his mouth goes small and he ends up not taking in enough breast, and clampingon with his gums (ie his tongue doesn't come forward). Then he just squeezes the milk out by biting with his gums - as you can imagine this is pretty ouchy.
Obviously he's had nearly 9 weeks of a dodgy latch, but can you help me with any suggestions about how to get him used to using his mouth differently?
Thank you in advance