Hi ladies me again.
Baby has upper lips which turn inwards when he sucks on a bottle paci or my nipple. He falls off easily and the LC we've been seeing (who is on vacation) diagnosed him with tongue and suck issues, and prescribed us with exercises.
I was reading online about issues related to his trouble at feedings with the bottle- and came across what is called an upper lip tie.... after reading the "symptoms" I discovered he has all of them, and that he does appear to have one... the line that tightly ties his upper lip to his gum is thick and goes all the way down his gums, between where his upper teeth will be and anchors very strongly behind his gumline on the palate.
From what I understand this can cause latching issues (which is our issue) but I can't ascertain whether or not it makes BFing impossible.
Further, I read that it's hard to find a doctor who will snip the cord but if you do it can make all the difference. Any of you have any experience with this?