So I have been traveling a lot for work, so stress mixed with teething and tugging/pulling is causing my supply to start to dip, as well as sore and raw/bleeding nipples (sorry TMI). This has lead to clogs/blebs and more and more frustration. I LOVE breastfeeding and so does DD and I don't plan to stop until 1 year if I have any choice in the matter, no matter how painful it is. However, I decided to go to an LC to get some help, and she was shocked to see that DD was severely tongue tied...No one had ever told us this and she was not surprised it was not caught at the hospital. The girl is 7 months so I was less than pleased to hear this. However, I have had no breastfeeding issues as a result and she has tripled her birth weight (she was 1% when we left the hospital). She said she could have speech issues later on, etc. I was reading some of your posts from the decisions you have made when you found out your LOs had this. But are there any of you who have found this out much later?
I called her pedi and the procedure is not covered on our insurance and she sounded skeptical about it causing any BF issues or otherwise when I called her, but she wants me to bring DD in on Friday so she can answer any questions I may have. I know I should probably wait until that appointment to start worrying, but I am in a hotel room, in horrible pain trying to pump and just thinking about my baby girl having to go through that procedure at 7 months, vs. any potential issues it may cause if I don't have it done. I guess I am just looking for anyone who has either been in my boat or if maybe anyone has any words of wisdom. I think it is easy to get worried/depressed when traveling away from baby/hubby and dealing with painful BF issues, so I may just be needing to vent...who knows. Anyway thanks for listening!