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Lip tie discovered at 18 months! Help (x-posted)

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GingerDoodle Thu 27-Feb-14 12:11:49

Hi everyone

This morning I was browsing and read a thread on tip tie - my DD's front teeth are coming through and I've noticed she has a lip tie and a gap between her front teeth!

I half issues breast feeding with my milk not coming in properly so mix fed so am not sure if it caused issues then or not however i'm very concerned over the potential impact now - does anyone have any experience?


MimsyBorogroves Thu 27-Feb-14 12:22:50

My DS (who is 2) has a significant lip tie - in retrospect it also gave us problems feeding.

So far I've not been able to get any professional interested - the dentist has said he will always have a gap between his teeth, and the doctor has said (and I quote) "I can't see a tongue tie" (yes, that's because it's his lip...) and that she fails to see a problem.

He's able to talk very well - he's not as easily understood as my first DS but it's difficult to tell if that's because of his tie or not. I do have to be careful to clean the gum line of his top two teeth because it's not as easy as with DS1 - and I find that it can cause him pain if we gently lift his lip to get access.

We are thinking of having another child and I want the HV to say we can look at a referral to have it snipped if we have another child with such a tie because of the problems we have had latching and with supply with DS2.

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