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    My DS had both a lip and tongue tie that weren't corrected till 4 months.

    We had his tongue snipped as we couldn't wait for an appointment with the dentist. Yes he screamed but he did so as soon as he was held down, his scream then did not change the whole time so I couldnt tell when they actually did the snip (I wasn't watching). Yes there was blood but as soon as he had b00b he claimed down.

    I was not advised to do stretches and gave him panadol the first night.

    We have been to the dentist since and he will do his lip tie when he is older and able to understand not putting things in his mouth etc.

    Whilst his tongue is not 'normal' - he can't poke it out as far as others, it is a whole lot better. We will continue to keep an eye on his speech.

    I used nipple shields and mix fed for nine months - a whole lot longer than I ever thought I would.

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    my ds has been said to have an upper lip tie but it hasn't affected his ability to BF. no tongue tie though so maybe it's the tongue tie that causes the mischief.

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    A close friend of mine's DS had a tongue tie it was diagnosed pretty early on, think she saw a paediatrician and had it snipped. After that he (breast)fed perfectly and still is. Not sure about the lip tie but I know tongue tie is easily corrected and it's not a huge procedure.

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    Both my dds had ties.. I had dd1s cut at about 2 weeks of age and dd2s, I knew what to do and had them cut at 2 days old.
    Breastfeeding was a breeze after having them cut, so painful before hand. I, too, think that my bubs were just swallowing the let down, not actually sucking or feeding properly.
    There is other reasons to get them cut.. 1. For me was the dental issues, if your tongue cannot move around your mouth properly, you can't clear food off your teeth, food left sitting there can cause teeth decay.
    2. Speech issues and impediments.
    3. My dd1 has a minor upper lip tie, this was considered too small to cut, but her adult teeth have emerged with a gap between them. This has most probably been caused by the upper lip tie. She'll need braces to correct it now.

    In sure there's more reasons to get it cut now while they're babies, but I cannot remember all of them right now!!

    I know how difficult it is to take your newborn into a doctor and hand her over to get a procedure done. But it really is much better to do it as soon as possible, (imho) rather than regret it when your bub is older..

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    Get the ties cut. There are several places in bris that do them. The Child health nurses will refer you to them. It is free fr memory.

    Privately you can do it too as it's quicker. Takes about 2 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Get the ties cut. There are several places in bris that do them. The Child health nurses will refer you to them. It is free fr memory.

    Privately you can do it too as it's quicker. Takes about 2 min.
    I agree. With my second I waited and let it stretch and she was OK in the end.

    With my son I had it cut on day 3. He didn't even cry. So much easier to feed after that.

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    Can anyone tell me what the after care is like? I have heard that the first week is bad. What's the worse part? Is it the stretches or is it actually the feeding?

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    Default Tongue & lip tie on my 4wk old :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Snooze View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the after care is like? I have heard that the first week is bad. What's the worse part? Is it the stretches or is it actually the feeding?
    There was no after care when the kids got the TT snipped. It was a 30 second procedure - bubs was laid on the table while I held them, the Dr snipped the tie, then bubs was placed on my boob for a cuddle & feed. I didn't have to do anything else. No stretches or anything.

    Are the stretches for the tongue or for jaw tightness?

    ETA: not sure if there's after care for laser treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snooze View Post
    Can anyone tell me what the after care is like? I have heard that the first week is bad. What's the worse part? Is it the stretches or is it actually the feeding?
    I wasn't given any aftercare or stretches or anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    I wasn't given any aftercare or stretches or anything?
    I was told that we'd have to do stretches every 4hrs or something, for the first few weeks. It's to prevent attachment. I don't know if that's just laser or not??

    But regardless I would have thought bubs feeding would be difficult whilst in pain & getting used to new muscle movement?

    Did you guys need to use any panadol?


 

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