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    Default Tongue Tie, need some opinions :)

    DS has his appointment first thing in the morning to get his tongue clipped.
    However, I had him a paediatician yesterday for other issues, I mentioned his appointment on Thursday and he more or less scoffed at this "fad" of getting children's tongues clipped. That all babies are tongue tied.
    He had a look and said no...he has a normal tongue for a new born and that in time as the baby grows the tongue will grow.
    What would you do, would you cancel the clipping appointment?
    I'm thinking I will, but I'd like some opinions or to know if anyone else has cancelled theirs?
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    All of my kids were severely tongue tied. I left it alone and it stretched on its own.

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    I had DDs tongue tie snipped cos it was affecting her latch on breastfeeding.

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    I left DD's, she is ok now but it did affect breastfeeding until she was bigger. We got through it though.

    Eta, DD's was a mild tongue tie, if your LO's is considered more than mild, I would recommend looking into it.

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    We were advised by the CHN that DD had a slight tongue tie and referred us to a specialist to have it checked. We went there and the nurse did an ultrasound while DD breastfed and was able to see whether it was affecting her or not. Thankfully, it wasn't so we left it alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureMa View Post
    We were advised by the CHN that DD had a slight tongue tie and referred us to a specialist to have it checked. We went there and the nurse did an ultrasound while DD breastfed and was able to see whether it was affecting her or not. Thankfully, it wasn't so we left it alone.

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    Thanks everyone,
    he is only mildly tongue tied.
    We were having issues with breast feeding but he is a lot better and it's not painful for me now.
    However he does swallow a LOT of air while feeding and as a result is cranky with wind for hours.
    Would this be related to the tongue tie???
    Also FutreMa, did you pay for a private specialist?
    I'm wondering if they would go this far at a public clinic.
    We are going to Westmead Hospital.
    Now I'm thinking it might be an idea to keep the appointment anyway, we don't have to get it done if it's not absolutely neccessary I suppose.

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    The air swallowing could definitely be related to the tongue tie but the ultrasound would tell you for sure.

    Not sure where you are in Sydney but the doctor we went to is Dr Dilly in Gymea. The nurse saw us with the ultrasound and as we saw there was no real problem with the tongue tie (the nurse discussed the results with Dr Dilly), they did not charge us for the consultation. If an issue had been detected, we would gone through to see Dr Dilly himself and would have been charged a fee... not sure how much though.

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    My DD was born with a tongue tie. I got the impression that her case was quite severe as we had several midwives come in to "just have a look" as they "had not seen one before". It was also contributing to my DD not being able to breastfeed. She couldn't attach at all and we didn't have a successful feed until it was sniped.

    We went to Westmead Hospital to have it done (DD was 2 weeks old). I don't remember it costing us anything. The procedure was quite fast and although I cried our DD didn't cry at all. I have a few contacts at the ABA who we talked to in addition to our paed before making our decision. Let me know if you would like them and I can send you a PM. If you are not comfortable you could always postpone your appointment while you do some additional research.

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    Thanks FutureMa,
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    My DS had his snipped at 4wks because it was affecting him feeding/latching - he wasn't putting on enough weight.

    If you are worried that it's a major deal/pain then don't be. DS cried for about 30secs but as soon as he was put to the breast (which they recommend) he started feeding straight away and was fine. It was more traumatic for me than him!

    Our Paed was the opposite of yours - apparently tongue tie can also affect some kids' speech development later in life. Of course it won't affect everyone, as PP have mentioned their LO's are fine, but just another risk.

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