Yay I can join in this thread!
Baby Zephyra has a pretty profound tongue tie and her tongue is short enough that she can't even get it over her gumline. We're doing some sucking exercises, lots of sticking our tongues out at her, and will be seeing a doc soon to talk about a clip. Breastfeeding hurts quite a bit as a result, and I'm getting blistery, but my supply is HUUUUUGE so I'm not too worried about her not stimulating me enough at this point. In fact, her tongue is far enough down that she can't control the flow very well and chokes badly every time she nurses. Lots and lots of air being swallowed, so she has a pretty sour stomach right now. Poor little babe. I'm really glad this is my fourth time around and that I have the breastfeeding education (I'm a breastfeeding counselor), because without it I might have switched to formula already and not known to get in touch with LLL during the first 24 hours when I first noticed a problem!
LLL is a godsend! Call yours!!! Even though I'm a leader applicant, it's hard to dx yourself and I happily got a list of tips and tricks to reduce pain and problems while we deal with the tie.
Due to the medication I was on through pregnancy, we're keeping an eye on her for neonatal abstinence syndrome (withdrawal), but she shows zero signs of it... which is kind of what we expected. My dose is 1/4 of what most people take. Still we have to keep a close watch for her first 7 days until we're in the clear. She's on day 3 now which is when the first symptoms would show up, if she had it... and so far we haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary for a newborn. :) That's yet another big reason why I'm so, so, so glad we gave birth at home. Our hospital's policy for my medication is to take baby away from mom immediately after birth and lock them in a dark room with no stimulation, and no contact, for seven days while mom is discharged. SEVEN DAYS!! How horrible is that?! They treat you like a heroin addict (not that I think people who have drug addictions deserve to be treated like that, either), it's awful. I can't even imagine doing that to my brand new girl... especially since that treatment is contraindicated by current research (both for dosage, and just for common sense: rooming in with mom and breastfeeding = happier, healthier baby!!!).
Other than that I think we're pretty clear. She's a rather fussy newborn, largely because of all the breastfeeding issues, but that's slowly getting better as she and I adjust. She sleeps in two hour stretches at night and as long as she stays close to my breast she's barely up between that except to latch on and fall back to sleep again.