Tongue Tie

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  1. Lisa_85

    Lisa_85 Well-Known Member

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    Ive just been to a breastfeeding clinic and one of the ladies watched how he fed and advised that he is type 2 tongue tied and this is the reason for his fussing and refusal of staying on the breast! it was only last week i asked my HV to check at a baby weigh day after i read JM's thread.

    So i have to wait for an appointment with the hospital i was told i should recieve an appointment in about a weeks time they will then check him and if the surgeon agrees with what the breastfeeding clinic advises and i allow it then he will have it cut there and then.

    My poor baby, i thought he was just a fussy baby and lazy when all along he is too tired to suck the good stuff out :(

    Thanks for reading and just to let you know apparently its really common. Im tongue tied but i was bottle fed and the BF lady said the differenct is a bottle pretty much spills the milk out where as the breast doesnt

    xx
     
  2. pinkyprincess

    pinkyprincess Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you found a solution! Good luck with your appt.


     
  3. Maria1977

    Maria1977 Well-Known Member

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    What a shame that it's only now been picked up. I was lucky and that my sons was picked up immediately after birth. However, the hospital he was in booked him to have it cut at 3 months old lol, even though he couldn't latch propery or stay latched. Thankfully BF support is A-MAZING they got him to a different hospital and it was done within 7 days of them booking, there and then. I cried when they cut it lol, but LO didn't even notice it happen! They then got me to feed him immediately to make sure he could latch and also to heal the cut - which didn't bleed at all!

    At least you now know what is wrong and something is being done about it hun xxxx
     
  4. Lisa_85

    Lisa_85 Well-Known Member

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    Maria im gutted its only been picked up on now, especially when a BF support lady checked at birth and then just Friday gone i asked my HV both said he was fine and no tongue tie.
    My HV told me they would only look into a tongue tie when a LO's weight dropped but the lady i saw today just looked and asked if he always fed like that and he has, she told me it not normal for him to be soo distressed when feeding and to still be crying after the feed! :( ive spoke to people but no one has ever watched. My BF Support lady was great she told me to relax and lay backa s i have a fast flow and it wasnt painful feeding after the first couple of weeks passed so i assumed everything was fine and he was just really lazy giving up after the fast flow.

    Im just glad it will be sorted :) x
     
  5. Bunnykins

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    Glad they spotted it and your getting it fixed! I was told this week my Lo has a tongue tie but that I can't be referred to anywhere as the specialist doesn't believe in the type of tie my Lo has. If I want it fixing I'll have to pay £200 to get it done privately which I can't afford :'-(
     
  6. Lisa_85

    Lisa_85 Well-Known Member

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    That's terrible, what kind of tie is it? Does it affect his feeding? X
     
  7. Bunnykins

    Bunnykins Well-Known Member

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    It's a posterior tie and the medical profession in my city don't believe that is a real condition, he can't stick his tongue out or up, he does feed but his latch is awful so its only through sheer perseverance and a lot of pain that I've managed to get enough milk in him for him to put on normal weight!! I'm worried about his speech as he can't touch the roof of his mouth and sometimes when he cries and has his mouth really wide it sounds weird
     
  8. Lisa_85

    Lisa_85 Well-Known Member

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    Would just keep taking him back to the gp tell them it needs sorting... do u have bf support groups or a clinic? My hv refered me originally about expressing then i asked about him coming off and on through feeds x
     
  9. Maria1977

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    That's awful hun, cna they not refer you anywhere else at all? I'm pretty sure you can get referred to any NHS hospital you just have to tell your gp to write the referral? Otherwise I would start saving coz it could defo have an effect on his speech I would've thought??? The consultant we saw that did Oscars said even a slight tie like Oscar had could have massive effect, it just depends on the child so best to just release them.
     

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