Re: Latch Problems: Not putting tongue over gums
I would at least call some IBCLCs and ask a) if they will help you for a reduced or spread-out fee (many LCs and IBCLCs will do this because most of them get into the business only because they like helping moms and babies) and b) if they can refer you to an ENT or pediatrician or other doc who is willing to correct a tongue tie. I've never heard of putting a baby under general anaesthesia for a tongue tie- usually it's an outpatient procedure performed with a little local anaesthetic.
Even if you can't find a friendly doc to help you with this, I wouldn't lose hope. This is the sort of problem that often self-corrects if you're just persistent and wait for the baby to grow. And if you run into supply problems, those are fixable. If your baby is having issues with very slow growth, I might consider doing some things to boost supply right now- things like eating oatmeal and taking fenugreek, and best of all, pumping with a high-quality pump in addition to nursing. I know that's going to be tough considering that your baby is nursing all. the. time., but when it comes to increasing supply nothing beats increased stimulation to and milk removal from the breast.
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