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Snipping posterior tongue tie in 7m old

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chocolatesolveseverything Thu 13-Mar-14 11:27:38

After 7 months of terrible feeding, reflux, and trapped wind, my DS was finally diagnosed with a posterior tongue tie yesterday. He's getting a referral to have it snipped as it's preventing him from moving solids round his mouth properly.

Can anyone describe their experiences of having a tt snipped at this age? What was the procedure and how was your baby's feeding afterwards?

DS is currently mixed fed but struggles on both breast and bottle. (He cries - a LOT!) In an ideal world it would be wonderful if he developed a good suckling action as a result of the operation, but I worry that it might be too late for him to change his habits iyswim. If nothing else, I'm hoping that he'll be able to take on more solids. But I'm scared of putting too much hope into the operation's outcome and then being disappointed sad . Would love to hear of others' stories. Thanks!

chocolatesolveseverything Fri 14-Mar-14 16:08:46


ZuleikaD Fri 14-Mar-14 17:04:39

DS is 11m and has just been referred for a similar thing, though in his case it's a tie that was inadequately cut at 6 weeks. I understand that over 6m it's an operation under general anaesthetic - though the operation itself only takes about 4 minutes.

duende Sat 15-Mar-14 22:30:48

I would post this in breast and bottle feeding, you should get more responses there. Good luck!

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