The short version is that our ds just had his lip and tongue tie clipped 10 days ago. Afterward, he still wasn't latching or transferring milk properly, so I found another local LC with TT experience. She diagnosed him with a bubble palate and said that I would need to use a laid back nursing position (lying over me, with his head above my breast) in order for him to latch deeply enough.
When she was at my house, I hadn't pumped in almost 3 1/2 hours so my breast was pretty firm. Ds managed the position alright with her help. However, after she left and all the next day, we just could not do it. My breasts are normally really soft and my nipples are large, so ds's face would just get buried in my boob and he wouldn't be able to latch (he still has issues with opening his mouth wide).
The day after that, I tried the cross cradle hold again, and while he could latch, I ended up (again) with sore, ridged nipples and a hungry, fussy baby. I have a baby scale, so I was monitoring his transfer, and he was getting 1/2 ounce after 10-15 minutes of nursing--essentially, whatever he could gulp down during let-down.
So, I'm still EPing and supplementing (I'm waiting on my first shipment of Dom and hoping it will work). We're also going to a CST (a different one than before), and while she thinks we'll see some improvement, she's wants me to be realistic about how much CST can do.
So does anyone have any ideas? At this point, I'm reading all about EPing and feeling very weary, but also out of other options.
Edited by homemademom - 3/19/11 at 8:14am