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Thank you so much to the people who mentioned tongue tie to me on here

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aamia Wed 03-Oct-12 17:05:26

LO had his tongue tie cut today. For the first time ever:
- He can feed for a decent time without falling asleep in five/ten mins.
- I can't feel him sucking but he obviously is, and is swallowing.
- He doesn't have tummy ache and wind after feeding from me - instead of crying for 1-2 hrs, he's calm, content and happy smile.
- He's still awake after feeding for top-up as he will need that for a while to keep weight up until my supply increases.
- He can suck properly (on a finger, or a bottle, or...)
- I feel like we might be able to give bf a go for a bit longer. I was ready to give up!

Having it cut didn't upset him at all, he didn't like the gauze but that was about it. He was then ever so happy to discover that he could move his tongue, and fed well for 20min or so. He's been playing with his 'new' tongue all afternoon - v sweet!

So just a thank you to the people who mentioned it on my threads, so that when I saw it I knew what it was, and that it needed fixing. smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 03-Oct-12 17:11:12

Don't think I saw your threads but so glad you have found the support and information you needed.

If you do want to continue with the bfing you might want to look at reducing the top ups in the future. This article is has some great information.

Well done thanks

mawbroon Thu 04-Oct-12 08:28:01

So pleased to hear that aamia! Glad to have helped you.

this shows the aftercare that is recommended after tt procedure by laser. I imagine it applies just the same after scissors, especially as ties cut by scissors are more likely to reattach (especially posterior ties) no sound on the video btw

I understand that some people are advising against them as there is "no evidence", but Dr Kotlow is a leading expert on tongue tie, so I would be more inclined to believe him over someone who says not to stretch!

Your baby may also benefit from some sort of bodywork, eg cranial osteopathy as ties can create tensions in the jaw, neck or head which need released.

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