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    Ds2 had a tongue tie. The paed suggested we leave it and see if it causes problems but we insisted he snip it then and there and he did. Bub was 3 days old. We didn't want the hassle of having to have it done later especially considering we live in the country so it's not so straight forward to get done. Also Having it done later means it's an expensive procedure and anesthetic is required etc.

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    My story is almost exactly the same as Wobbleyhorse except I have just stopped feeding at 17 months (but so tempted to go back to it because its such an easy "settling" method).

    I could not believe the difference when DD2 fed after having the tongue tie snipped. It was such a relief.

    The hospital I gave birth in had a lactation consultant and I contacted her and she had us come into the hospital so she could look at DD2 and after seeing her she arranged for the tongue tie to be snipped the next day. It didnt cost anything and took hardly any time at all. Perhaps give your hospital a call and see if they have a similar service.

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    My DD was born tongue tied. It was picked up by the paed the day after she was born. We had feeding issues she just couldn't lath at all and it was so painful (I have flat nipples as well which didn't help). We got it snipped when she was 2 weeks old. I was scared it would hurt her but she didn't even cry, it was a simple quick procedure. After that with the help of nipple shields I learnt to feed. It took until she was 6 weeks before she was feeing full time. Feeding is still going strong at 8 months.

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    Thank you so much. He is latching on a little better now but still painful for me. My doctor has sent a referal through to a surgeon so hopefully we hear from them soon and can get his snipped. The hospital originally said it wasnt bad enough to require snipping but my doctor gave a 2nd opinion and said it would benefit him alot to have it done. Ill just have to cope for now until its done

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11siana11 View Post
    Thank you so much. He is latching on a little better now but still painful for me. My doctor has sent a referal through to a surgeon so hopefully we hear from them soon and can get his snipped. The hospital originally said it wasnt bad enough to require snipping but my doctor gave a 2nd opinion and said it would benefit him alot to have it done. Ill just have to cope for now until its done
    You don't actually need a referral or even surgeon to do it. Our local GP did it in his offices with special sterilized scissors and it was over in 30secs. If you're in Melb i can send the details if you like.

    It's highly recommended, as PP have said keeping it can effect speech and eating issues later in life. It really is a very simple procedure for a newborn.

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    DS had a tongue tie we had it snipped at 5 days old the difference was incredible and immediate.
    We fed until 15 months with no other issues!!!

    I also had major nipple pain/blisters/grazes I found expressing a couple of feeds a day and giving it to him with a syringe gave my poor abused nipples a break and allowed me to do the rest of the days feeds with a bit less pain.

    Good luck xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    You don't actually need a referral or even surgeon to do it. Our local GP did it in his offices with special sterilized scissors and it was over in 30secs. If you're in Melb i can send the details if you like.

    It's highly recommended, as PP have said keeping it can effect speech and eating issues later in life. It really is a very simple procedure for a newborn.
    I would think not all gp's are comfortable in doing it. I would definitely get a surgeon to do it.

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    OP have you also seen a lactation consultant? A family child health nurse "diagnosed" DS1 with tongue tie as breastfeeding was hurting me. I was a little skeptical as she was like 100... Haha. I went to see a lactation consultant and she showed me that although he was latching on well, the weight of my breast (huge!!) was causing it to pull out of his mouth so he was sucking super hard to get it back in and hurting me. All I had to do was use my hand to support the side of my breast whilst he got a proper latch and fed some of the milk off. Instant fix, I shudder to think he could have been snipped for no reason. LC's can help with many issues, I think they're always worth a visit. Good luck, hope you get everything sorted.

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    Both my Boys were born with tongue ties and both were snipped. DS1 couldn't attach at all and then not without a nipple shield, even after the snip at two days old. He fed for 15 months with shields and I never had problems with supply/mastitis. DS2 was snipped at four days old and has no feeding issues however I still have to shape the breast for him to get a good attachment. A good friend is an LC and had watched me feed before and after the snip and 6 months in, feeding is going great. Both snips were done by a Doctor at the hospital who specialises in TT and took only a few seconds, minimal bleeding.
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    This is exactly what I'm going through right now.
    DS2 is 10 days old.
    When I brought him for his heart check with my GP, she noticed he was a little tongue tied, and asked if I was having trouble feeding him.
    YES!
    I am blistered and sore.
    He chomps down every time he attaches, and I am already 4 days into a course of antibiotics for a horrific dose of mastitis.
    We are scheduled to have it snipped late next week, though I have been told it's not the be all and end all to his attachment problems...please, no!
    I'm not sure I can take any more of it, he want's to feed constantly, day and night, with 2 hours being the longest between feeds.
    I am angry that it was never picked up in my older son, he had all the same problems with feeding. I had mastitis before I left the hospital with him, and only fed him for 4 mths before resorting to the bottle, this was with the help of the ABA and the child health nurses. They never spotted it.
    He is a terrible eater and yes, we have been to speech delay workshops too. I think I wil have him assessed now to see if getting the procedure done at almost 4 yrs old wil be worth it.
    If he eats better because of it, that alone would be worth it to me.


 

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