My son had a lip and posterior tongue tie clipped a week ago. He is 7 weeks old. We have been dealing with low milk supply from the start mainly because he was not transferring milk well and working so hard made him sleepy. His suck was super strong and when the muscles got tired he would resort to gumming the milk out and then fall asleep.
Since the clip I have had less pain but his suck has been getting weaker as the days go on. I have to latch him on many times before he "sticks", he loses suction and pops off all the time, and he is not sucking with long draws like I remember with my other babies. It seems more like comfort sucking. Again he has a tendency to fall asleep quickly. The dentist who clipped him mentioned that the suck shouldn't be so strong and when he sucks the muscles up by the temples (?) don't move, so he has relied on other muscles til now. I am trying exercises with a finger and he is just all over the place, sucking, chewing, no suction. I know it has only been a week and it will take some time for him to figure it out; I am looking for supportive words from other moms who have been here! Yesterday I came down with my first case of mastitis and I know it has to be that he isn't moving the milk.