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    I never used panadol - other than a brief cry when it was cut, my DS and DD never seemed upset or in pain - they continued to fed/sleep as usual. The mouth/tongue/lip areas all tend to heal super fast. To me, regular feeding would count as stretching as bubs is now using/exploring different positions with their tongue.

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    My dd had a ptt snipped at 2 weeks old and we saw no improvement with latch. My supply was crap so we supplemented with donor bm and formula, did finger and sns feeding.

    Saw a dentist at 4mo and was advised the ptt was still there (reattached) and she also had ult. Had both lasered and was advised to do the aftercare/stretching you're referring to.

    After the lasering her ptt reattached partially again even with the stretches (which yes are not pleasant, but I think it's more from having their head held still than from pain). Her ult tried to reattach I had to push it and break it back open.

    He her feeding improved a bit after the lasering - she was definitely able to flange her top lip better after having the ult lasered.

    We weren't able to ever exclusively bf, but having the ties revised enabled us to feed till just before she was 2. I did it for breastfeeding, but also to help to avoid jaw development and teeth/speech problems later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    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?
    This was my experience with getting it snipped as well. He seemed to love the new movement he had in his tongue as he would pull different expressions, stick tongue out etc. After the feed immediately post snip he was clearly in no pain. I don't think there are a lot of nerves in that bit under the tongue.

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    I had my ds lip and tongue tie lasered when he was he was 4 mths old. Happy to answer any questions you may have. We just had to rub a drop of vitamin e oil on both wounds every few hours for a week. There's also a really great Australian group on Facebook that is really helpful and informative

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    Quote Originally Posted by apolly View Post
    I had my ds lip and tongue tie lasered when he was he was 4 mths old. Happy to answer any questions you may have. We just had to rub a drop of vitamin e oil on both wounds every few hours for a week. There's also a really great Australian group on Facebook that is really helpful and informative
    Thank you so much. I've found the fb group & I've asked a few questions.
    Did he experience much pain from the procedure or the wound afterwards?
    Did the procedure improve feeding for you both?
    Are you happy that you did the procedure?

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    @Snooze I honestly don't think the actual procedure was painful, he just cried because he had to be held down. He stopped crying as soon as we let him go! He fed about half an hour after the procedure, but then wouldn't feed for 10 hrs! We tried everything to get him to take milk but he wouldn't. We gave panadol and nurofen throughout the night and he was pretty restless so one of us had to cuddle him all night and he slept on and off. Then at 4am (exactly 12 hours after his laser) he had a massive feed and was fine from then on. I really noticed a difference in the power of his suck after the procedure. He still wasn't a perfect bf'er but some of that was because he's just a busy body! But latch was better, I had no pain and could really feel him sucking. I'm glad I did it (but i wasn't sure at the time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by apolly View Post
    @Snooze I honestly don't think the actual procedure was painful, he just cried because he had to be held down. He stopped crying as soon as we let him go! He fed about half an hour after the procedure, but then wouldn't feed for 10 hrs! We tried everything to get him to take milk but he wouldn't. We gave panadol and nurofen throughout the night and he was pretty restless so one of us had to cuddle him all night and he slept on and off. Then at 4am (exactly 12 hours after his laser) he had a massive feed and was fine from then on. I really noticed a difference in the power of his suck after the procedure. He still wasn't a perfect bf'er but some of that was because he's just a busy body! But latch was better, I had no pain and could really feel him sucking. I'm glad I did it (but i wasn't sure at the time)
    Thank you for sharing!
    That's great that the latch was better. That first night sounds rough! Not looking forward to that

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    Definitely get it done whilst they are young. DD had a TT that was snipped at birth but later reattached and we noticed she also had an ULT. Pretty poor form this hadn't been picked up by the MCN's I think but anyway. We had them both lasered and it was extremely traumatic for us and for her. I don't believe the dentist when he said she couldn't feel it. She was about 12 mths old. We had to get it done as her ULT was quite severe and joined between her two front teeth. I have a TT that has reattached and have a slight lisp and didn't;t want that for her.
    Good luck xx

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    Ds2 had a tongue tie which was picked up by the paed who checked him in hospital. He recommended it be left alone and dealt with later if necessary. We demanded it be dealt with there and then and it was done the following day. No problems since.

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    Another question ladies: Laser or scissors??
    There's a paed dentist who uses a small amount of local anaesthetic to numb, which sounds nicer. But they use scissors. Are scissors able to effectively release a PTT?


 

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