someone to snip tongue tie?

(19 Posts)
Oligo Fri 01-Aug-14 08:05:43

Anyone know of a good, safe, credentials etc. Person who could snip tongue tie in or around birmingham. If today so much the better. Hair tearing, tether end, knees down on, sleep none etc. Its a resnip btw and original snipper unavailable for couple of weeks.

bakingtins Fri 01-Aug-14 08:09:16

If you don't get a personal recommendation try the Milk Matters website. They have a network of lactation consultants who spot/snip TTs. Hope you get it sorted.

CuriosityCola Fri 01-Aug-14 08:10:47

Will bump this for you. There is a very highly recommended consultant in London. You can search my old threads to find the name. Sorry I'm on my phone. Otherwise hopefully someone more helpful will be here soon smile

Oligo Fri 01-Aug-14 10:18:19

Thank you. Will try website.

CuriosityCola Fri 01-Aug-14 13:16:05

Bumping again. Where are all the tongue tie experts today?

How are you managing Ogilo? The first couple of days feeding a badly latching ds2 were the toughest of my life.

CuriosityCola Fri 01-Aug-14 13:16:32

Excuse the name typo smile

Oligo Sat 02-Aug-14 10:51:25

Getting worse. Feeding half feeds only every 45 mins. Two closest milk matters People are away, includes original snipper. Another called petra seems to covr loads of regions except birmingham but shes not picking up. Do you think a and e is an option? Wont take bottle though don't want to push it as suck already disorganised enough on breast.

Oligo Sat 02-Aug-14 10:52:36

Baby 7 weeks

Oligo Sat 02-Aug-14 10:58:07

Getting worse. Feeding half feeds only every 45 mins. Two closest milk matters People are away, includes original snipper. Another called petra seems to covr loads of regions except birmingham but shes not picking up. Do you think a and e is an option? Wont take bottle though don't want to push it as suck already disorganised enough on breast.

CuriosityCola Sat 02-Aug-14 12:57:12

Dr Malcolm Levinkind - specialist in London

Google exaggerated latch videos.

Cranial osteopath - varying opinion, but my friend swears it helped calm her baby and therefore have more productive feeds.

I started using nipple shields and thought it was working, but my ds still didn't gain enough weight.

Search mumsnet for tongue tie and lip tie. Wealth of information.

I ended up switching to formula at nearly 4 months. This was only possible by putting ds on comfort milk. He couldn't even latch onto a bottle, but the thickness of this formula stopped it just pouring over his face.

Will be back with more info.

Oligo Sat 02-Aug-14 13:54:18

Thank you. Dont know if we could travel that far. Can barely feed here. Doing osteopath and tried sheilds! Snipping made all the difference but everyday it seems to grow back more/tighter again. Cant believe there's only one person doing procedure in birmingham. Seems crazy.sad

I have pmed you, but the clinic is a couple of hours drive from you.

allisgood1 Sat 02-Aug-14 14:17:05

Warwickshire.
Suzanne Barber
Area covered: Warwickshire.
Tel: 07547 897876
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: suzannebarber64@gmail.com
Website: www suzannelc.co.uk

Worcestershire.
Jenny Sutherland SRN SCM IBCLC Lactation Consultant and Tongue-tie Practitioner
Base: Stourbridge, West Midlands
Area covered: Will take referrals from anywhere as long as willing to travel and if breastfeeding access to available breastfeeding support in their locality.
Tel: 07875 720570
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: lc@jennysutherland.co.uk
Website: www.jennysutherland.co.uk

CuriosityCola Sat 02-Aug-14 15:09:25

How is weight gain? Is private an option money wise?

We got back to the specialist a second time due to my dp's calm but persuasive persistence. He basically went to the doctor and said we needed referred again ASAP. Breastfeeding wasn't happening. He then phoned specialist and checked to see if referral had been sent, rushed it along basically and had us seen a day later. Can your doctor/out of hours not get you referred somewhere else?

Is it too late for you go to back to the maternity unit? We had an amazing breast feeding advisor.

Unfortunately, even with a second snip it was too late for us. The specialist said he would just not be a good feeder. I think he had upper lip tie but no one was interested. I think if it had been my first child I might have managed it, but ds2 was needing fed constantly and then sleeping all night through exhaustion. I can't actually look at photos from the period.

Oligo Sat 02-Aug-14 20:57:20

Not weighed since regrowth took effect this last week but okish before then. Its just everyone seems to be away. Will try suzanne barber, thanks for that. Hospital just not answering phone either but don't expect sympathy from them. Expecting to pay again though there was a discount for resnip if we could wait a few weeks.just don't see how that is possible.so unsettled and full of wind all the time.thanks for all info and advice.

CuriosityCola Sun 03-Aug-14 07:29:58

Do you have a decent breast feeding clinic or health visitor near you. I found turning up at breast feeding clinic (in the hospital) in floods of tears and saying I wasn't leaving until I had help quite helpful in itself wink

Oligo Sun 03-Aug-14 12:33:46

Yes,have great nct woman but they just refer to the person who is away. Just thought there might be others. Think we might get something this coming week now. Hopefulface.

Oligo Sun 03-Aug-14 12:33:59

Yes,have great nct woman but they just refer to the person who is away. Just thought there might be others. Think we might get something this coming week now. Hopefulface.

CuriosityCola Sun 03-Aug-14 13:36:09

Fingers crossed for you.

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