If it's effecting your feeding and you want to keep going then definitely get it done. If you don't mind the pain, or don't mind stopping then investigate further what other problems it can cause, if his speech will be fine then leave it.
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25-03-2014 05:19 #11
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25-03-2014 12:26 #12
Can totally recommend get the TT snipped!!! My DS2 had a very mild one, but like you SAgirl, it hurt to feed from the left side but was semi OK on the right side. He was picking up weight beautifully as well. I had the same problem with DS1 & ended up stopping BF when he was 4 months old due to the pain. After doing an endless amount of research I finally figured out that he had a TT, which was confirmed by his doctor, but was missed by 2 LC's. I had his TT lasered when he was 6 weeks old. It took a total of 15 seconds & a drop of blood. He was more upset by having his head held so still. I BF him afterwards & I could feel an immediate difference. I BF him till he was 9 months 😊.
Everything I had read & was told that BF shouldn't hurt, be uncomfortable for a few weeks but not hurt.
25-03-2014 12:41 #13Senior Member
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I'm another who can highly recommend it SAgirl! It took 8 people to diagnose our little one with a posterior tongue & lip tie...I knew something was wrong which is why I just kept asking. We had the laser technique rather than the cutting & he has healed great. I was also very worried about the pain for him but it quickly subsided & he now feeds like a charm. No pain for him or me!
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25-03-2014 12:48 #14Senior Member
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I felt the same, hubby was working so I took my mum and I couldn't even look when he had it done he was screaming his head off even before they cut it so it's more them holding their heads that they hate! We got it snipped at 14days and he finally started putting on weight and my nipples started to heal and we are still feeding at 1
25-03-2014 12:49 #15
Get it snipped, I had both my dds done. Best thing I ever did. Bfeeding was a walk in the park after. It also effects speech and eating solids as they get older.
My nephews teeth decay was also caused by having a tongue tie that was left untreated. His tongue lacked the mobility to clear food off teeth or to move food around his mouth properly. He had a filing in nearly every tooth before he started school.
His tt was snipped when he was in prep, and he still has ongoing speech therapy.
25-03-2014 12:53 #16
I chose to leave DS be OP as I was told tongue ties often correct themselves in toddlerhood and since DS was able to BF fine I saw no need. I may get it lazered at some point if it doesn't stretch a bit more as like I said, he can't stick his tongue out fully.
25-03-2014 12:58 #17Member
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My DD had her tongue tie snipped at 3 days old, was picked up by a midwife om a home visit. She sent us to a dr that day to get it snipped. He gave her some sucrose beforehand which apparently has an analgesic effect, and snipped it. Was all over pretty quick. She had a little cry but I think that was more because she didnt like having someone holding her head and putting their fingers in het mouth than out of pain, I put her straight on the boob and she was fine. There was a tiny bit of blood but I dont think she was in any pain at all and healed perfectly.
She was only 3 days old but my nipples were absolutely destroyed which is why the mw checked for a tongue tie. She had already gained plenty of weight since birth so that wasnt an issue. I immediately could feel a difference and a bit of relief when feeding but as my nipples were so damaged already it still hurt until they healed. I am still bfing her at 13 months. Would def recommend getting it done, I dont know how long the pain would have lasted if it wasnt snipped but judging by the relief I felt after the snip I think it prob would have been ongoing.
01-09-2014 09:50 #18
Sorry to bring up an old thread but who actually treats the ties? I think DS has a bad fish upper lip tie which is now a lot more obvious after his top teeth came through. It doesn't effect bf but I'm worried he will have a big gap between his teeth. Do I see my gp or a dentist?
01-09-2014 10:36 #19
A dentist or a pediatric dentist if you can. They can laser it if need be and do a little check up while they are there for familiarity to the dentist. If you see a Dr they will cut it and this can result in relapse as it heals as it can fuse back together. GL x
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01-09-2014 10:48 #20
My 6 year old has a tongue tie, he fed for just over 2 years without it being snipped, he can't poke his tongue out very far at all but has no speech issues..
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