We have had a very rough time BFing from the beginning. Slow weight gain, even dropping weight, latching issues, etc. We did craniosacral therapy and it helped a lot with her latch, but not 100%. When DD was about 6 weeks I noticed she had a tight upper lip tie. I talked to the LC and she said told me to talk to our Pedi. Our Pedi sait would not cause BFing issues, but gave me a referral to an ENT. The ENT said it would not cause issues and he had not clipped someone as young as DD (which is why he said it does not cause issues with BFing). He was really nice and said he would clip it, but not until DD was over 12 weeks. We have the surgery scheduled for Oct 6, when DD will be about 14 weeks old. He said it was so tight and large that he would not do it in the office and neither would the Pedi Dentist (I called the Pedi Dentist and he told me no). So, it I want it clipped, it will have to be done under general.
BFing has been going well, but my right nipple is very sore and creased after each feeding. Having her go under general and being without nursing from midnight on makes me nervous. She is the first one to be done and ENT said I can nurse right after she wakes up. I am torn on what to do.
Should I get it clipped now? Will it really solve the pain and creased nipple? Everyone I talk to just tells me to stop BFing, but I refuse to stop. We have worked way to hard to just quit.
Has anyone had their little one go under general this young? Does getting her lip clipped really help?
Two of my other children have it and they have huge gaps in their teeth and speech issues. They have an appt with the Pedi Dentist next month.