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    My ds had an undiagnosed ptt that ended our bf'ing relationship by the time he was 6 weeks old.

    My dd who is 7 months also has a ptt and had an upper lip tie. She had her tongue snipped at 2 weeks old but there was no improvement in her feeding.

    I resigned myself to painful/uncomfortable/lengthy feeding and got domperidone and took fenugreek to keep my woeful supply up. Also I started supplementing with 3 bottles of formula/donor breastmilk a day.

    As she got bigger/stronger I was able to cut the bottles down to 2 a day.

    I then found out that there is a high likelihood of the ties reattaching without proper stretching and aftercare, something the practitioner who snipped her tongue told me was a myth. Also I found out that there is a higher rate of success getting the ties lasered by a dentist.

    I had her ties lasered at 4 months old. Even with proper aftercare and stretching her tongue tie reattached.

    Breastfeeding is still uncomfortable at times, didn't help that my dd got her two bottom teeth at 3 months lol. But she's a lot quicker at feeding these days. She still has 2 bottles of formula a day (350mls total). I'm happy with that as when I've had enough of breastfeeding it'll be easier to wean her onto a bottle as she already takes them.

    I will look into getting both my ds and dd's ties released when they are a bit older as they can cause all sorts of teeth problems.

    I just thought I'd tell you my story so if your tie release is unsuccessful it's not the end of the world and breastfeeding is still possible.

    I wish you the best of luck, I know how physically and mentally draining the whole process of this is and something as natural as breastfeeding being so hard is a bitter pill to swallow especially if you are determined to breastfeed, or in your case have had success in the past doing it. Feel free to pm if you have any questions.
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    Thanks so much, nice to know it is possible to snip a ptt and im not just wasting my time. Would never have thought they could reattach either.

    Thanks for giving me hope
    Can any dentist laser them or is it a specialised area?

    Strange that my DD never had anything like this.
    Quote Originally Posted by felicia81 View Post
    My ds had an undiagnosed ptt that ended our bf'ing relationship by the time he was 6 weeks old.

    My dd who is 7 months also has a ptt and had an upper lip tie. She had her tongue snipped at 2 weeks old but there was no improvement in her feeding.

    I resigned myself to painful/uncomfortable/lengthy feeding and got domperidone and took fenugreek to keep my woeful supply up. Also I started supplementing with 3 bottles of formula/donor breastmilk a day.

    As she got bigger/stronger I was able to cut the bottles down to 2 a day.

    I then found out that there is a high likelihood of the ties reattaching without proper stretching and aftercare, something the practitioner who snipped her tongue told me was a myth. Also I found out that there is a higher rate of success getting the ties lasered by a dentist.

    I had her ties lasered at 4 months old. Even with proper aftercare and stretching her tongue tie reattached.

    Breastfeeding is still uncomfortable at times, didn't help that my dd got her two bottom teeth at 3 months lol. But she's a lot quicker at feeding these days. She still has 2 bottles of formula a day (350mls total). I'm happy with that as when I've had enough of breastfeeding it'll be easier to wean her onto a bottle as she already takes them.

    I will look into getting both my ds and dd's ties released when they are a bit older as they can cause all sorts of teeth problems.

    I just thought I'd tell you my story so if your tie release is unsuccessful it's not the end of the world and breastfeeding is still possible.

    I wish you the best of luck, I know how physically and mentally draining the whole process of this is and something as natural as breastfeeding being so hard is a bitter pill to swallow especially if you are determined to breastfeed, or in your case have had success in the past doing it. Feel free to pm if you have any questions.

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    My DS had a mild posterior tongue-tie snipped, he was 7 wks I think, it improved a little straight away, but mostly took a couple of weeks as it was like he had to relearn how to suck or something. Anyway it made a massive difference in the end and was very quick, no blood, tiny cry. Very worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bressar View Post
    Thanks so much, nice to know it is possible to snip a ptt and im not just wasting my time. Would never have thought they could reattach either.

    Thanks for giving me hope
    Can any dentist laser them or is it a specialised area?

    Strange that my DD never had anything like this.
    Not all dentists do laser and not all dentists do babies.

    There is a great 'tongue tie babies support group' on Facebook you can request to join. It's predominantly Americans but they have lists of Aussie providers in their docs. If you are in Brisbane, we used Enhance Dental at Milton - Dr Marjan Jones.

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    Hi! I'm a speech pathologist and if the tongue tie is impacting on feeding, it may be best to look into getting it snipped whilst the baby is still little. Once older, some tongue ties may impact speech development (but not always-each child is different) and when it needs to be snipped in an older child it is a much more complicated procedure. Your Paediatrician may do the procedure or can at least refer you to one that does. Hope that helps.

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    My DS1 had a ptt which was mild so went unnoticed at hospital. Wasn't picked up until 3wks, had it snipped and feeding was so much better.

    DS2 is 2wks old and was also born with ptt, this time severe. It was snipped in hospital but I'm booked to get it done further on Friday, as he's still having trouble feeding and can't poke his tongue past his lips. I have a gp locally who has experience with tongue tie.

    I'd highly reccomend having it snipped - don't worry about the pain, it's over in an instant and you pop them straight on the breast for a feed anyway.

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    DS2 had a PTT that had to be snipped twice. It was upsetting to have to hold him and there was blood and some tears (from us both) but at 16 months, we're still breastfeeding, so it was worth it. Good luck

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    Just wanted to let you all know we got the snip & things are a million times better. DS is feeding& sleeping really well!
    Thanks for your help ladies

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    Oh that's great to hear!

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    Fantastic news


 

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