My DS was tongue tied at birth and we had it clipped at 5 days. He stopped gaining weight at 3 weeks, and when I contacted a LC, we discovered he was not removing milk effectively. My supply was way down, so I've been pumping for the past 8 weeks, and nursing only for comfort.
I went back to the LC yesterday and discovered my DS was able to nurse and get 3.5 ounces! (I had to nurse on both sides and then another again to achieve this.) She is still concerned about his latch though. He's causing vasospasms and he slips off very easily. She's not sure exactly what's happening, but thinks that perhaps his tongue tie was not clipped deep enough and might need to be clipped again. Has anyone experienced this before? She also wants us to try craniosacral therapy and see if that helps him latch better.
I am just nursing and not pumping at all this weekend to see how it goes. It makes me nervous to not know how much he's getting, but so far he's been content after feedings (though he falls asleep and they take 45 minutes), is napping well, and has lots of wet diapers. It would be wonderful to be able to dump the pump!