So, as I posted before, Rachel and I had nursing problems from the get go. Low supply, insufficient mammary tissue, etc. Mostly got that figured out; haven't supplemented in 2 weeks. But she is BARELY gaining weight, and is getting increasingly frustrated (as am I!) with how nursing is going.
Finally went to go see the IBCLC today, and have a reason!!!
Rachel has a 3rd degree lip tie (out of 4) and a 4th degree, aka posterior, tongue tie. Poor little girl! It took her over an hour to transfer just barely 2 oz of milk.
The nearest place that might perform the needed surgeries is 2 1/2 hours away; waiting to hear back from them. If not, I'll probably have to fly up to Pennsylvania to have this taken care of. And we'll probably have to pay out of pocket for all of this. I am just so grateful that I have an official diagnosis that I agree with, and, God willing, the people and resources to fix this!
I'll keep you updated; please keep us in your prayers.