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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15-05-2016 01:16 #11Member
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15-05-2016 06:36 #12
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.
15-05-2016 07:06 #13
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.
15-05-2016 08:00 #14
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..
15-05-2016 08:26 #15
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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15-05-2016 08:40 #16
15-05-2016 09:25 #17
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?
15-05-2016 09:43 #18
Tongue & lip tie on my 4wk old :(
Are the stretches for the tongue or for jaw tightness?
ETA: not sure if there's after care for laser treatment?
15-05-2016 09:59 #19
15-05-2016 10:25 #20
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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