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How far does the tongue come out?

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DogEars Mon 24-Oct-11 14:22:36

How far should my three week old baby be able to stick his tongue?

curlycreations Mon 24-Oct-11 14:34:11

this is a bit of a strange question are you worried his tongue is too short or long ?

crikeybadger Mon 24-Oct-11 14:43:34

If you're thinking about tongue tie DogEars, then some babies who can stick theirs out, still have tt.

Is this what you are pondering?

mawbroon Mon 24-Oct-11 16:26:27

Agree with crikeybadger that some tt babies can still stick out their tongues.

DS1's was never discovered (in fact nobody even looked) but it would have taken somebody using their fingers to find it. It is attached normally to the tongue, but the other end doesn't attach to the floor of his mouth, but instead fixes in two places to his gums.

If you suspect tt OP, then stamp your feet til somebody who knows what they are doing looks at it. DS1 is suffering the effects of it at age 6 sad

TinyDiamond Mon 24-Oct-11 16:49:44

Hi dogears I commented on your other thread. My dd could still stick her Tongue out a bit and she had a posterior tongue tie. Harder to diagnose you need a real expert. After she had it clipped she was sticking it out all the time like she had a new thing to play with!
Hopefully your wife can get down to the breastfeeding cafe and if there's nobody there with the knowledge they will know where to point you both next. Keep encouraging her to keep going, you will get it sorted

DogEars Mon 24-Oct-11 18:55:07

Thanks for all the responses, we're hoping to visit a local baby cafe on Thursday. We took DS to the GP today who agreed it does look like he has a slight tongue-tie and she confirmed our best course was to visit the local baby cafe and they would be better placed to help diagnose and rectify any problems we are having breastfeeding.
Cheers again,
Dog Ears.

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