Re: Breastfeeding baby Maggie - creased nipples, ouch!
JoMo- you shy violet, you! "Oh, I had a lovely natural birth, la dee da, now on to my nipples..." You deserve some fanfare, woman! and congratulations and I can't wait for the birth story!
If you do a google image search for tongue tie, you'll see a lot of useful stuff. Basically, you're looking for a "heart shaped" top to the baby's tongue, like there's a little divot or dip in the center of the tongue. If it's a classic tongue tie, that is, and not a lip tie and not a posterior tie! For those you may need an ENT or experienced LC in order to diagnose. Another TT indicator would be is baby's tongue does not or only barely covers her lower gum line.
I am so glad you're taking your own excellent (as always!) advice and seeing the LC. Make sure she shows you the "nipple sandwich" technique- it's the only way I was ever able to cram a lot of breast into my first kid's teeny-weeny mouth. And I know you suffered with oversupply with Joe and I am sure you'll be horrified at the mere suggestion, but if you must pump in order to empty out a plug or to get milk supply going (poor latch can delay or lower milk production), just do it.
I know this sort of thing is excruciating, so I hope you know that we're all cheering you on from behind our computer screens.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"