<3 the pics, guys!
monkeyscience: I see LCs monthly at LLL meetings and have met with an IBCLC at home a couple of times. His latch is as wide as he can get it but that darn lip just doesn't flange out even with me trying to flip it during a latch or after. I have not talked to a speech person yet. They told me it'd be unsafe because they would have to sedate or put him under general anesthesia, which is bad for babies. I thought it'd be more of a hold him and clip it thing like tongue tie but not according to my FIL (who's a dentist) and this dentist we took him to since my FIL said he doesn't do those things.
toothfairy2be: we talked to/saw a dentist. She said lip ties have to be done by ENTs, oral surgeons, or a periodontist (I think). Again like I said to monkey^ about the "unsafe" bit. My FIL said they have to dig the connective tissue out of the gums so it doesn't scar up and form adhesions, making the problem worse later. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about but whatever.
wissa: At least I can pump 1-2 oz from left and 4+ from right every 1.5-2 hrs! I'm set for that, thankfully. I didn't want to have to buy formula since it can be expensive. The devil in me wants to put all my extra into a half gal milk jug and see if my husband notices. He drinks stupid skim milk so the full-fat appearance should tip him off but I'd laugh my butt right off if he didn't notice, and took a swig. I'm evil.
I can safely say I feel a LOT more sane since I quit breastfeeding during the day. I still do it at night, when I'm half asleep and not paying attention. It takes as little as 3 to as many as 12 attempts to latch him usually, but once he's good, it's good, and I zone out or play on Facebook on my Kindle. And since I've been mean and using that ortho paci to stretch it, as well as stretching it over the bottle nipple, I can safely say that it seems to flip out slightly easier already. Maybe my imagination but the dentist who gave us the paci did say maybe as soon as a week to see results from stretching.