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Tt being clipped tomorrow - terrified!

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qumquat Thu 20-Feb-14 11:44:25

Feel so bad for causing her pain, just hope it helps our feeding issues! Now I'm thinking would it be better for her to leave it and switch to formula! Mother guilt driving me crazy! Would love to hear from people who've had this done for a little reassurance. Dd is 6 weeks.

geekaMaxima Thu 20-Feb-14 13:00:05

My ds had it done at 3 weeks and it was no problem. He cried more at being wrapped up and restrained than he did at the actual snip part. It was all over very quickly, I was holding him again within seconds of finishing, there were no lingering upset or tears afterwards, and he fed happily straightaway. No need for guilt at all!

Fwiw, it didn't come anywhere near the first set of vaccinations in terms of upset etc. confused

readysteady Thu 20-Feb-14 13:09:36

Mine didn't even notice. They use a local gel and a quick snip honestly my son didn't blink. It changed everything can't tell you how glad I am I had it snipped

addictedtosugar Thu 20-Feb-14 13:20:14

Had DS1 and DS2 tie's divided around 3 weeks old.
DS2 didn't blink.
DS1 wasn't impressed with being swaddled. He also struggled to latch on 24-48 hrs after the divide - I think it was him learning to latch with his mobile tounge.
Fed both to 12 months.

Do it - honestly the best thing I did with DS1. DS2 was dubious if he needed it or not, but given previous issues, and lack of issues with the divide, we (DH, Me and consultant) decided to do it.

NickyEds Thu 20-Feb-14 13:47:16

Try not to worry-it really is over in seconds and so minor- much harder for you than them!! DS had his snippped at 16 days and was far more upset at being swaddled than the snip. I was having problems with his feeding (ie agony!!) and hoped that he would miraculously BF perfectly straight away and I have heard of it happening but with us it took 3 or 4 days but there was a marked improvement. It's such a simple procedure I really don't know why they ever leave them untreated- Tt can cause speech problems in later life and it's a much more significant procedure to have them done then so you are doing the right thing even if you decide not to carry on BF. You'll both be fine!!

LlamaAndOwl Thu 20-Feb-14 15:02:16

My baby had it done at four weeks. Took literally seconds, they had finished before I even realised they had started! Baby barely cried, fed straight afterwards and was fine. Helped with feeding and particularly in cutting down on wind as she had a better latch so was taking in less air when feeding.

HappyAsEyeAm Thu 20-Feb-14 15:09:16

DS2 had his tt snipped at about 5 weeks. By that time, I had stopped bfing, so I had a bottle of milk ready for him. He cried a bit, and I shoved the bottle straight into his mouth, and he took it eagerly which helped take his mind off it. A Tiny bit of blood ran out of his mouth as he fed, but that stopped very quickly.

He is nearly 2yo now, and can make amazing shapes with his tongue smile

qumquat Thu 20-Feb-14 17:07:17

Thank you so much everyone! I was panicking but feeling a lot better now for hearing your stories. Off to have her mangle my nipples for hopefully one of the last times..,

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