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Anyone's dc had a lip tie operation?

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mugginsalert Mon 30-Nov-15 15:45:25

hello everyone,
My dd (14 mths) has an upper lip tie and she's having the operation to get it resolved next Friday (fingers crossed it's not postponed again).

I've just read through the stuff the hospital has sent on general anaesthetic risks etc and it's making me nervous for her!

Has anyone's dc been through this, and can you provide any information about what the recovery is like from the anaesthetic and the op? Will she be able to eat afterwards, or have a scar in her gums or anything? I haven't been sent any info about the actual procedure itself so please tell me if you know what it is they actually do on the day.

Thanks everyone,

KaluzaKlein Tue 01-Dec-15 13:37:55

May i ask you a question? What does the tie look like? Is it anything like the pic I've just posted above?

Apologies I can't anwer any of your questions!

mugginsalert Tue 01-Dec-15 15:05:35

Hi, can't see your picture, but its a thick bit of flesh which goes from her top lip, and then down to the bottom of her gum and just wraps round it. It sits between her two front teeth. the picture on this page looks a lot like hers.

She can't flip up her top lip properly when she feeds, tends to suck like a straw now she's bigger but when little ground her gums/teeth on me.

Have you a little one with something similar?

KaluzaKlein Tue 01-Dec-15 15:44:13

Hmmm... Like this?

KaluzaKlein Tue 01-Dec-15 15:45:28

He can't flip his top lip out in the centre when he feeds. I'm in a lot of pain feeding.

So sorry to hijack your thread, I hope someone will be able to give you the answers you need...

FoodPorn Tue 01-Dec-15 17:50:55

Not sure if that link will be clickable but this blog post has some good information and photos about the blogger's child who had a lip tie revision.

My DSs both have lip ties but I've no experience regarding the surgery.

mugginsalert Tue 01-Dec-15 20:38:19

Thanks FoodPorn! Those photos are reassuring, no visible scarring a week after so that's good. Might be slightly different procedure though because that child was awake throughout.

Kaluza, that photo definitely looks like a lip tie to me. Has he also had/got a tongue tie - they often go together? If he can't flip his lip then he can't do the wide mouth thing, so that makes feeding uncomfortable for you (and can also be inefficient for baby, my dd had really painful wind from all the extra air she took in, make clicky noises where the latch kept failing, dribbled the milk out her mouth and got cross, and so on.) No worries about hijacking!

KaluzaKlein Tue 01-Dec-15 21:05:18

Wind - check
Dribbling - not so much. Does with a bottle, not do much with the breast.
Clicks - check
Latch keeps failing - check.

I'm not sure about tongue tie - I was at the specialist breastfeeding clinic last week and asked them to check and she just gave him a desultory poke in the mouth with a wooden tongue depressor,... I asked about posterior tie but She just kind of moved onto the next 'have you tried..?' Thing. Bloody frustrating. Think I'll request an ENT look at him.

Good luck with your little one get theirs snipped!

BabyGanoush Tue 01-Dec-15 21:12:07

My son had it, but they never adviced to operate.

Mind you, I was abroad (different customs/rules?). He struggled feeding as a baby, it was very stressfull, never thought it could be due to that.

He still has it bug is 23 now and it is disappearing bit by bit (says dentist)

Good luck withthe op, it'llbe fine

BabyGanoush Tue 01-Dec-15 21:12:24

Not 23, 13!

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