Tongue Tied?

Sabrina - posted on 07/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 months old and has a bad/shallow latch which left me in a lot of pain. I've seen 3 lactation consultants now and the most recent one told me that I'm doing everything right but the problem is with my daughter. She said she doesn't know how to suck right and thinks that she could be slightly tongue tied and that might be causing the problem. She can stick out her tongue but it has the typical "heart" shape to it. She suggested finding a doctor that will do a "tongue tie release". I was just wondering if anyone else has experience this and what you did?

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my 2nd child was severely tonque tied, and we ended up having his clipped. It was a tough decision but we ended up going to an

Ear Nose Throat Specialist who did the procedure. I will be honest and say it was kind of scary, but truly my son cried for only a split second, once the dr clipped it, she recommended that I have him latch on immediately, this acts as a natural pain reliever and he was fine, he wasn't fussy at all and it felt soooooooooo much better for me too.

good luck and follow your heart, you will know what's best.

Mel - posted on 07/04/2009

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yes i have, mine couldnt BF because of it but she could bottle feed just fine. she couldnt poke her tongue out so i am so glad we got it done. it can cause speech problems as they get older so i would fix it now. we got our daughters cut at 3 months if done under 4 months they have pretty much no pain and dont need stitches. its really simple and easy and if you leave it they will have problems later in life such as not being able to kiss properly, lick an ice cream etc.

Catherine - posted on 07/04/2009

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My dad had it - gran told me about it recently cos of youngest [who isn´t tongue tied, but may have been]. The tie causes bad latch [it´s hard for them], and so sore nipples for you, lots of gas for them, and also constantly hungry. See a paed. they generally have 2 schools of thought: 1. Snip [which causes tons of blood, but not that much pain...it´s sore, but not as sore as the amount of blood indicates - kind of like a head wound, much more dramatic than it is]. or.....2. wait until it *may* cause speech problems at about 2years old. The thing is, if it´s causing pain and her to be upset, now might be best option?? Personally, when I was faced with the possibility, I was going for snip now - why wait and see if it causes a problem? Then you sit with a problem.....not so? Best of luck! Let me know what happens please? I´m still not 100% convinced that we don´t have it, but mine is now bottle fed, so the pain for me not really a problem [and he shows no signs of struggle either...]

Catherine - posted on 07/04/2009

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My dad had it - gran told me about it recently cos of youngest [who isn´t tongue tied, but may have been]. The tie causes bad latch [it´s hard for them], and so sore nipples for you, lots of gas for them, and also constantly hungry. See a paed. they generally have 2 schools of thought: 1. Snip [which causes tons of blood, but not that much pain...it´s sore, but not as sore as the amount of blood indicates - kind of like a head wound, much more dramatic than it is]. or.....2. wait until it *may* cause speech problems at about 2years old. The thing is, if it´s causing pain and her to be upset, now might be best option?? Personally, when I was faced with the possibility, I was going for snip now - why wait and see if it causes a problem? Then you sit with a problem.....not so? Best of luck! Let me know what happens please? I´m still not 100% convinced that we don´t have it, but mine is now bottle fed, so the pain for me not really a problem [and he shows no signs of struggle either...]

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