My dd is 1 week old as of yesterday. She has a lip tie and it is so incredibly painful to nurse, My nipples are scabbed and bruised. I asked her doctor about it and he looked at me like I was from mars and kept "correcting" me to say tongue tie -which he says she doesn't have. I really like my doctor (he is my son's doctor as well), but he must not know about lip ties. I have been to the LC who confirmed a lip tie and have another appointment tomorrow. I put in a call last night to see if she has any resources on who to see about this. On the plus side, DD is gaining weight and has PLENTY of wet/dirty diapers per day. She is almost back to her birth weight. My question is this -how do I find someone to eval/treat her? I am in the Chicago area. Also, does a lip tie always have to be clipped? I am looking for advice on what to do. I have been sobbing at least once per day during feedings and dread each feeding. The LC suggested bottles for 24 hrs until I heal, but I refuse to introduce a bottle at this age. I also don't think this is a long term solution as the damage to my nipples will just reoccur as soon as I go back to nursing. I am really determined to make this work., but it is so painful! Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.