Well, I saw a former IBCLC and a current one yesterday.
The tongue-tie was not completely resolved. It was done under general anesthesia and the nurse who woke him up by snuggling him was such a heavy smoker that my 3-week-old baby smelled like cigarettes in addition to anesthesia...
So I couldn't do that crap again.
We called and got an appointment with a pediatric dentist in Chicago (closest doc we are able to find who does the procedure and WITHOUT general!!). Our appointment is tomorrow. We drove up here (took over 5 hours and we stopped 4.5 times...) today. Staying in a hotel. Taking our 2.5-year-old to see the SUE (T-Rex) exhibit at the Field Museum in the morning, and then Anders will have his frenulum clipped. Again.
I have been so scatterbrained, yet so focused on getting this resolved ASAP. We had a postpartum doula come last night to get me packed despite my haze so I could sleep. And then, of course, I COULDN'T SLEEP!
If this doesn't make it better, I don't know what I'll do.
Pain with nursing has become so severe that I've gotten to the point of not wanting to feed the baby. I pumped for a few days and it is better, but I certainly can't go on nursing with a latch like this.
I brought my pump and am mentally prepared (sort of ) to pump for him if he stops latching or something after the procedure.
Please send us whatever vibes and prayers you feel are appropriate!