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    Default Posterior Tongue Tie - Need Support

    My DS is 5.5 weeks old & has a posterior tongue tie so he attaches but then slips off constantly.
    Im tired and broken and dont know how much longer i can do this but the thought of giving up is devastating.
    The lactation consultant said it wasnt severe but it seems to be getting harder by the day. Especially on the left side he usually ends up fussing & screaming. I tried expressing that side yesterday & it was a miserable failure. 20ml & he wouldnt take the bottle anyway
    I dont really know why im writing this im desperate & need help but i dobt have the strength to see one more so called professional that is going to fob me off with stupid suggestions

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    have you considered getting it cut? many babies have theirs cut and go on to be able to feed alot better.

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    Thanks minchi but the lactation consultant didnt think it was severe enough to go down that path.
    Might get a referral to an ent anyway

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    Hey bressar, my boy had a tongue tie that wasnt too severe but was impacting in his feeding and my nipples were getting grazed and sore. He had it cut when he was 6 days old and it made the world of difference. And he barely noticed when it was cur! I was given some info about it too - I'll see if I can find it for you.
    Good luck, I know how distressing it can be.

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    I had attachment problems too - no tongue tie tho. At about 10 weeks my nips were just too painful. I started expressing full time and using some formula. Now at 19 weeks I've stopped expressing and am using formula for all but one feed of frozen ebm daily. I also had no luck with professional help. Expressing does get easier good luck!

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    I got told my sons tongue tie didn't need snipping because he was putting on weight. They didn't seem to care they my nipples were suffering! I ignored the MCHN and went to a doctor who specialises in tongue ties and she recommended it be snipped. The procedure was straight forward. He now feeds better and can stick his tongue out.

    If you're in Melbourne I can give you a list of doctors who specialise in tongue ties (the hospital gave the list to me). It only costs a doctors visit.

    Good luck!

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    My son has a mild posterior tongue tie and like you LC didn't think that it was sever enough to have it snipped and there was no one within a few hours of us that could do it either. My nipples were suffering terribly and had multiple infections. Our MCHN ended up putting my in contact with a speech pathologists and she gave us some great exercises and things (manoeuvres I guess you would call them to get my son attaching correctly). This made a world of difference and I was able to go feeding my son until 19 months.

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    Thanks ladies from what little i know as it is posterior its not as easy as just getting it snipped. I have an appt for 1 weeks time so will just have to wait till then

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    Good to know its possible to feed this way! At this stage ill be happy to get to 12 weeks which is gutting when i fed my daughter for 12 months
    Quote Originally Posted by Waggers70 View Post
    I had attachment problems too - no tongue tie tho. At about 10 weeks my nips were just too painful. I started expressing full time and using some formula. Now at 19 weeks I've stopped expressing and am using formula for all but one feed of frozen ebm daily. I also had no luck with professional help. Expressing does get easier<img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" good luck!

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    Thanks hopefully thry are able to snip it next week otherwise i migjt try a speechy next! Wouldnt of thought to try that!
    Quote Originally Posted by MummyBic View Post
    My son has a mild posterior tongue tie and like you LC didn't think that it was sever enough to have it snipped and there was no one within a few hours of us that could do it either. My nipples were suffering terribly and had multiple infections. Our MCHN ended up putting my in contact with a speech pathologists and she gave us some great exercises and things (manoeuvres I guess you would call them to get my son attaching correctly). This made a world of difference and I was able to go feeding my son until 19 months.


 

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