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    Discomfort was for all of 5 seconds while they were held down, not really from the actual snip, I think. The frenulum that was snipped was very thin for all my children. There was the most blood loss on my third which the lactation consultant (she's also a gp) wiped away and I fed my son straight after. He looked confused during the feed to be honest lol. It was a different sensation for him. I'm glad I've had it done for all of my children but the improvement took a long time.

    My first sons tie was done at 2 weeks. There was no obvious problem with feeding, however I had it done anyway. His feeding did not show improvement as such because he always had an adequate latch.

    My second daughter I had done at 9 weeks old. Her feeding was very poor. She would not have any suction and would just ride my letdown. Thankfully I had an ample supply. Her improvement was not noticeable until perhaps 16 weeks old. This may have coincided with her being able to take a bigger latch as she grew bigger.

    My second son did not have a noticeable tie as it was grade 3. It was done at 8 weeks. The lactation consultant who did it advised me that my son had a really high bubble palate which contributed to his poor latch (which is common with children with grade 3 and 4 ties) . I agreed, but she said there is still a "snap back" when he sucks so snipped as much that was non sub mucosal. She said to give it a few weeks before I saw improvement and if I needed to have the release lasered, to contact her. We had issues especially when I was engorged but as my supply regulated his feeding improved dramatically at 15 weeks old. Thankfully.

    The pain really is minimal, but I does depend on your child. The exercises are difficult as you are basically rubbing on a wound. My son hated it. I'd imagine this would be far more painful if with a laser.
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    I'm not overly fussed about the feeding improvement on a comfort/quantity side of things, it's more for him as he takes in so much air, I can handle the nipple squish, for the moment. Plus I don't want him to have to deal with it later down the track. Thanks heaps for the info. I will be sure to let you know how it went.

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    The air swallowing is annoying. And having an inadequate latch can affect supply as well.

    Please do keep us updated. I am sure it will all go really well.

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    Good luck!!! I am sure you will do amazing and so will bub. I had a bit of a cry just before she had her laser - completely fine, just shows how much we love and care our little ones.

    I didn't know a lot about ties, but there is a great fb page you can join for support and questions. I have found it really useful.

    Also there is a US based specialist whom has a great website / blog that helped me understand more about ties and their impacts, what a anterior / posterior (sub mucous tie) is http://drghaheri.squarespace.com/blog/

    Keep us posted!

    @ummlnayah I can't believe all your 3 children had ties!! It is so much more common than we realize isn't it? I find is so strange that not more peads / LCs are more knowledgeable with ties, could save mums and bubs a lot of heartache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauzie View Post
    @ummlnayah I can't believe all your 3 children had ties!! It is so much more common than we realize isn't it? I find is so strange that not more peads / LCs are more knowledgeable with ties, could save mums and bubs a lot of heartache.
    I think it runs in families! My sisters children both had ties as well. It seems to be more common now but I think sometimes ties are cut unnecessarily. I could say my first sons frenulum didn't need to be cut, but having experienced a poor latch with my daughter, I didn't want to risk it.

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    It's tough isn't it, if we didn't have feeding issues I would not have got the ties lasered. Although her upper lip was a class 4 so I suspect we would have had gappy front teeth once she got older and likely needed correction then.

    I will need to keep an eye out when we have more children, it does sound potentially hereditary.

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    All went well. The doc confirmed the lip tie was quite a big one and the tongue was definitely very tight and agreed best to fix it. He hated being pinned down but he was so brave and perfectly fine afterwards. Just an anterior tongue correction. He fed straight after and I can already feel that he has a stronger suck, now just need to work on mum and baby coordination and I think we will be going great guns. Thanks for the support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdez View Post
    All went well. The doc confirmed the lip tie was quite a big one and the tongue was definitely very tight and agreed best to fix it. He hated being pinned down but he was so brave and perfectly fine afterwards. Just an anterior tongue correction. He fed straight after and I can already feel that he has a stronger suck, now just need to work on mum and baby coordination and I think we will be going great guns. Thanks for the support.
    That's fantastic news!! Haha yeah I am still working on the coordination, it takes time. So glad everything went well.


 

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