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Lcw29 Fri 22-May-20 09:16:52

So my boy has had feeding problems from the start. Would not latch. Slow feeder. Reflux and wind. Constipation. Can't take a medium flow teat only a slow one . He can poke his tongue out but I'm still wondering if he has tongue tie. Anyone know how to tell? Here are some pics but could not see under tongue very well.

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MrsJoshNavidi Fri 22-May-20 09:18:10

My DH has tongue tie, and he can't poke his tongue out that far.

TeaAndCake30 Fri 22-May-20 09:27:41

I am clueless at physically identifying a tongue tie, but my son's went undetected for 8 weeks despite being checked by numerous health professionals, and in the end a specialist identified a severe posterior tongue tie, and it was dealt with at 9 weeks. Just shows they are so difficult to see sometimes. We had issues with his latch, reflux and wind though, as. The reflux and wind issues disappeared after his tongue tie was resolved. Perhaps contact a specialist or health visitor in your area? Best of luck.

Lcw29 Fri 22-May-20 13:09:57

Well I spoke to the doctor and they checked it. Hes now being referred to ent as he does have one but its posterior so harder to see. Might have to get it cut

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TeaAndCake30 Fri 22-May-20 15:33:01

@Lcw29 bless him, that's what my son had. Hope you can get it sorted quickly and he feels better soon. How old is he?

Lcw29 Fri 22-May-20 17:06:55

@TeaAndCake30 thanks. Hes 12 weeks now. Hopefully can get sorted quickly.

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