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    Thanks Pesca77.
    I'm going to keep the appointment, purely for his wind issues, maybe a little release will put an end to that. He is miserable most of the time between wind and reflux. I just didn't think he needed a snip on top of it, but after getting the advice here, it could well be that that little tightness he has might be the actual cause of his wind.
    Hopefully they'll assess him first and not go right in to snip it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Smile View Post
    Thanks Pesca77.
    I'm going to keep the appointment, purely for his wind issues, maybe a little release will put an end to that. He is miserable most of the time between wind and reflux. I just didn't think he needed a snip on top of it, but after getting the advice here, it could well be that that little tightness he has might be the actual cause of his wind.
    Hopefully they'll assess him first and not go right in to snip it.
    My DD had hers snipped at 5 months under general aneasthetic and it needed stitches all done at Westmead Childrens hosp- so hers was fairly severe but if it is something likely to end up needing to be done its something to do sooner than later!
    See what they say at the appointment and they may decide to leave it- ask about the chances of it being ok left as is or if its likely to cause issues in the long run.

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    DH has lived with tongue tie all of his life, so when DS was born & could only be fed by syringe, we immediately knew to look for it. We had it snipped when he was about one week old, he fed from a bottle straight after it was done at the doctors. Clearly it wasn't extremely painful for him & the positive feeding effects were instant.

    DH's has NOT stretched over the years, but he has learnt to live with it. His tongue cannot come past his bottom lip. As a young child, his speech was severely delayed, although his parents didn't notice it as a baby because he was feeding fine. Although its hard to notice, some words he says now still aren't pronounced correctly because of it. He can't lick or kiss properly. He could have it done now, but it would result in speech therapy, so he's not bothering.

    I guess it depends on the severity of the tongue tie on whether you decide to do it or not. I would seek the opinion of a GP or doctor who specializes in tongue tie.

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    Just to update.
    We got it done.
    It was over with so fast it couldn't possibly have caused any harm,
    and we'll see if it does any good.
    I'm thinking too, that even if he did out grow it, like the doc says, it's when they are young and learning to eat and speak, that they need to have that tongue free.
    My other DS was a terrible eater and had some speech delays, still can't pronounce a few things here and there, he had all the other problems too with attachment and I gave up B/feeeing him early on.
    Nobody spotted his tongue tie though.
    Since DS2 had his cliiped, I think he's far less windy than normal and pulling off less, but I'll wait a little longer to see if this just isn't conicidence or wishful thinking.
    So far, we have had 2 evenings with no routine 4pm crankiness..fingers crossed this continues as I don't know what I'm going to do when his Granny leaves to go home if those 2-3 hour windy cranky periods continue.

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    A friend of mine was tongue tied until she was older (20s I believe), and it broke while she was kissing a guy

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    Dd has one. She clicks while feeding. We have good feeds and bad feeds. The good feeds I just hear clicking and that's it. Bad feeds can take forever as she pulls off, and can't really attach properly. But I won't get it snipped because apparently most of them go on their own and it gives me the heebie jeebies.

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    I was told DD's would stretch but by age 1.5 it was affecting her speech. It had already meant she could not latch to BF and ended up jaundiced and in special care a few days after birth. We had it done under a general under a paed's advice. She bounced back straight away, was more stress for us than her, and the op was done in under 10 min.

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    My first son had complete tongue tie. He could not lift his tongue except for the sides a little. Made breastfeeding next to impossible without a breast shield.
    I was hand expressed by nurses every feed until my milk came in as the damage he did from a few feeds made the nurses gasp and tell me to stop feeding him :0
    The pead saw us every day and told us to skip westmead tongue tie
    Clinic and head out to integrity dental at dural.
    There is a dentist there that specializes in tongue tie. He uses a laser to remove the frenulum. It is self cauterizing so there is less blood and discomfort and we were right there with him the whole time. My son was 7 days old. I had to massage under the tongue a few times a day for 10days to help it stretch out and our breastfeeding relationship ended when I fell pregnant with my second baby, my son was 13 months old

    I would highly recommend you
    Look them up as an alternative to the clinic at westmead, they were highly recommended and I was so happy with the service.
    I will say that it is expensive and isn't covered by medicare but it is the safest and less painful way to do it if you can afford to.

    Good luck with it no matter which way you go.

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    My second child was tongue tied. It was causing my nipples damage and her to slip off and swallow air. Terrible for both of us. She had it snipped and it was instantly better, in fact perfect. She was put straight to the breast after the quick snip and fed fine from that moment on. I also had no more pain or nipple damage.

    My tongue tie did not affect me breastfeeding from my mum. I did however require surgery under a general anaesthetic when I was 5yo to fix it because it was causing me speech issues. By that age, the frenulum has developed blood vessels and it can no longer have a simple snip to fix it.

    I am about to have another baby and I will be having any tongue tie snipped as soon after birth as possible. I have already sourced a paediatrician where I am giving birth in case it is necessary.

    I obviously don't think it's a "fad" and have quite a varied experience of this condition, both as a mother and a child.


 

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