He did end up having a tongue-tie clipped at about 2-3 weeks old, however it did not help with the pain. I got help from LC's and ended up having to use those things that go over the nipples while baby nurses, and nipple shields and lanisoh. The pain slowly subsided but lasted at least 6 months. I think his latch was pretty good.
The only sign that made me start to suspect this pregnancy is that it started hurting again when DS latches on (and not getting my period of course but my periods had been late lately). Questions:
-does that make the pain a hormonal thing?
-what are the chances of me having the same painful problem with this second baby? I had thought that my b00bs just needed to get used to it and I thought I had lost a lot of feeling in them after 3.5 years of nursing. Was hoping I would not have the pain problem again!!
-If DS continues to nurse now, is the pain just going to get worse? I'm slowly weaning him due to pain and the fact that I need a break before the next one is born! Just cutting down on the time and no more night nursing if he wakes up.
I ask DS to be gentle but it still hurts. Thanks!