We also found a surgeon who may be able to clip the tongue tie. He will do anterior tongue ties, but has never done a posterior one before. But there is a surgeon in Long Island who can do posterior tongue ties and is willing to talk with him on the phone and tell him how it is done (she has done it before with other drs) - it should be a very simple procedure. If he is then comfortable doing it we will then have a doctor in this area who can clip them. If not we may have to go to LI to get it clipped... He can stick his tongue out past his lips, but he can't lift it up to the roof of his mouth especially with the high palette, so chances of him ever being able to nurse without a nipple shield are minimal at best, and at worst he could have long term speech problems if it doesn't get clipped. So we will see...
we are still using a nipple shield at night, since my fibro makes my nipples so sore by bedtime. and you're doing fine, my dd just got back up to her birth weight too. (at 3 weeks old) my kids are just slow gainers.
just keep nursing that baby and everything will work itself out!
glad to see an update from you.
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