Re: Upper Labial Tie=Shallow Latch=Vasospasms!
1. We didn't have surgery, but we did have his frenulum snipped at 6 weeks and 2 days of age. They wanted to do it under anesthesia because he was over 6 weeks old, but we pretty much begged the doc to do it in the office...
2. It definitely improved his latch. No more clicking...
3. The pain subsided basically immediately. I have been painlessly nursing him since July 11th. I put him to my breast immediately after the procedure and it was a night-and-day difference.
4. I'm not sure what a vasospasm is, so I guess I didn't experience them!
Good luck! I had a difficult time BFing just like you, with shields and mastitis, etc. It can be done, no matter what! Keep your chin up. August 9th will be here before you know it and you'll be nursing your LO with no shield
There are three reasons for breast-feeding: the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it. ~Irena Chalmers