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Goatbongosanonymous Wed 10-Oct-12 11:29:18

...a doctor told you that tongue tie has nothing to do with feeding?

Have I entirely missed the point?

mawbroon Wed 10-Oct-12 11:57:50

I wouldn't even bother discussing tongue tie with a doctor tbh. Many, many, many of them know very little about it.

If you are dealing with tongue tie, then come and join the tt support group on Facebook. There are lots of experts on there.

MigGril Wed 10-Oct-12 16:54:37

I would assume he knows very little about infant feeding and look for a specialist who would know.

you could find a board trained lactation consultant who's trained in tongue tie by looking on there website. or ask for a refusal by your HV our GP to the bassist hospital that do tongue tie snips.

narmada Wed 10-Oct-12 21:07:49

just nod, say okaaaay, and leave quietly wink and then find yourself a TT divider who does it locally to you.LCGB website has a list.

If you were feeling brave you could give your doc a reference to research by mervyn griffiths on TT.

aamia Wed 10-Oct-12 21:24:00

Well there are doctors around here who divide tongue ties, so they must believe it does! And from first hand experience, my DS went from struggling to suck properly even on a bottle, never getting enough milk out of me and having terrible wind after feeds (and explosive poos), to being a happy, content baby who can drink a bottle in 2 mins if we let him (which we don't lol!), feed for up to an hour on both breasts then pull off still awake but content, and gaining weight rather than struggling to even maintain it!

thezoobmeister Wed 10-Oct-12 21:48:36

So what exactly does a baby use to get the milk out of a boob if not his tongue? His toes? confused

There is a NICE guideline on TT division for feeding difficulties here

Goatbongosanonymous Thu 11-Oct-12 01:01:22

Thanks for the replies, I don't feel so stupid now! Don't know if it is tt but aamia that sounds truly familiar... Mawbroon I certainly learnt fast that he wasn't the right person to ask! MigGril and narmada I will look into the lactation consultant, there seem to be a couple of names that pop up around here. Zoobmeister you made me laugh, thank you, and for the interesting link.

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