You know, I just contacted an LLL leader here in town and I have to say, the city where I live is convinced that there is a procedure or specialty person that can help with any breastfeeding problem. It seems like at some point I just have to work with my baby to sort this out -- I feel like the last thing I need is another appointment with a specialist. The wonderful, kind woman I just spoke to gave me the same suggestions that everyone in this city has given me, which is tongue tie release, SNS (a great idea in theory, but talk about frustration! Whoever invented that system is sadistic. Seriously.) physical therapy, craniosacral therapy, Osteopathic bodywork, etc. I just feel like that path hasn't really improved the situation one bit! And all the appointments are cutting into my breastfeeding time! At least they do get me out of the house.
Anyhow, thank you for listening to that rant. I appreciate (again) your responses because they seem to address the ins and outs of breastfeeding on a daily basis, which is what it's really all about. I am still really struggling with her (and my) dependence on the bottle and slow transfer, but I seriously doubt that more poking around in her mouth is going to help the situation.