lip tie- to sort or not?

(4 Posts)
feekerry Tue 25-Mar-14 12:56:17

ds 7 weeks is a fussy feeder. he has a upper lip tie. was diagnosed by a lactation consultant. tho it is v obvious!
i know from reading on here it often goes hand in hand with a posterier tt. the lactation consultant said he did not have any type of tt. just the lip tie.
she watched us feed and felt it wasn't bothering him and he is gaining weight v well.
he is v fussy at times. faffs on and off the boob. bobs his head, cries at the boob sometimes. sometimes he feeds okay.
i have been dairy free for 4 weeks as he spends alot of time grunting and farting and they small!
not sure if i notice a difference or not. he wakes every 90mins - 2 hours at night to feed but often just grunts and fusses.
i was given the name of someone who will look to divide his lip tie, it will cost tho and i just don't know what to do for the best!!

feekerry Tue 25-Mar-14 12:58:33

sorry, that was a bit long.
i just want someone to say 'yes the lip tie is causing this' or the dairy is causing this, or he is just a fuss pot!!
seem to bounce between all these things

crikeybadger Tue 25-Mar-14 14:12:44

I guess as you point out, it's hard to say for sure what is the exact cause of the could be one of those things that settles down in time.

I have heard that lip tie can be associated with dental problems as it tends to force the teeth apart so perhaps that is something else to consider.

minipie Wed 26-Mar-14 12:08:51

My understanding is that it is very very rare to find a lip tie without a tongue tie. He may have a well hidden tongue tie that your LC missed. I'd get someone else to have a look for a tongue tie if I were you.

Dairy intolerance is a lot rarer than tt statistically so I'd get the tt fully ruled out first.

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