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09/04/2013 at 08:40
We saw two specialists yesterday and both think A has a posterior tongue-tie and the consultant at the hospital is happy to refer us to get it snipped. She said we can go private if we want and get it done sooner than it could happen on the NHS.
Does/did anyone else's LO have this, and did it make a difference (i know there was someone on my other thread who said it made a big difference, cant remember who though, sorry!)
I'm hoping it'll make my poor nipples better! A isn't really having troubles feeding herself, she's getting plenty of milk and putting on weight, so the issue is really just the pain i'm experiencing and also that she is quite windy and doesn't feed especially efficiently (hour long feeds every 2-3 hours)
09/04/2013 at 08:48
I'm sure it was CP's I who has this and she definitely said the snip made a huge difference - Sofa Leopard had TT with both of hers as well and would agree to get it snipped asap. I would definitely go ahead - BFing is a relationship and you need to be comfortable and happy as much as A.
09/04/2013 at 08:52
We paid to I private for C's tongue toe despite him not even being breast fed. The nearest place for our area is Kings College at Denmark Hill. Be aware tha they do the procedure without and pain relief. It literally is snipped and baby needs to feed immediately after the snip. We ended up getting C's don't when he was just over a year as he was having trouble later down the line and I wasn't comfortable with waiting to see if he had speech problems etc. we never looked back. If you have more specific questions there are quite a few people on here whose Lo's have had theirs snipped shortly after birth xxx
09/04/2013 at 09:22
Yes it was me on your other thread! It made a huge and instant difference. For her first feed post-snip she was spluttering as she couldn't cope with how good the milk flow was (I had to lean back to slow it down).
If you have to wait more than a couple of days on the NHS then I would pay to get it done privately - the problem with waiting is that she will remain unsettled, you will both be knackered and you may get some nipple damage which might make feeding painful even after TT is snipped as you will still be healing.
They take your baby away to actually do the procedure so you don't see or hear anything - when they bring them back they are usually crying and might have a drop or two of blood under the tongue but if you feed straight away this will heal up to a small blister and within a day or two it's completely gone.
09/04/2013 at 09:28
My G had this, once they snipped it her tongue was more mobile and they will make them feed straight away, which she did better than she ever had before. We still had issues as she couldn't open her mouth very wide which I think was result of bruising from firceps so unfortunately for us it wasn't as magic cure but it did help and lots of other people find it solves their feeding problems completely. I would get bit done asap as and privately if need be. X
09/04/2013 at 09:32
We had it done on the NHS and they didn't take her away to do it, I had to hold her down on my lap whilst they did it which was upsetting, but its very quick. X
09/04/2013 at 09:38
E had a posterior TT. We wouldn't still be feeding now if I hadn't had it snipped. My only regret is waiting for the NHS referral. It took over four weeks and I gave up and went private and was seen the day after booking te appointment. It was diagnosed at 6 weeks and finally snipped just before she was 10 weeks. The difference was immediate. We paid £120 for the procedure. It was done with a doctor at a local hospital. My mum went in with her, it took seconds and she was brought to me for a feed and calmed quickly.
Hope it gets snipped soon :)
09/04/2013 at 09:48
This is the lady my friend used, in case you need it:
09/04/2013 at 09:55
Both my boys have had tt, Ls was anterior and he couldn't latch to a bottle or breast so was snipped at 9days on the nhs, made an immediate improvement.
Isaac had a posterior tie, 5 people missed it but finally spotted it when I insisted he had one, it was very tight because he wasn't loosing weight then it wasn't a priority to snip and it was a 4-6 week wait in the nhs which I couldn't have waited. We paid £160 and had him snipped at 6 days. There was immediate relief of pain but it took him about a week to actually feed properly as I think he was getting confused as suddenly his tongue could move iyswim
If u have private healthcare then its covered on that but we didn't. What area are u in if ur in the NW then Patrick Sheehan at RMCH did isaacs
09/04/2013 at 09:59
Also they took L away, he slept through the procedure but cried when they picked him up to bring to us, I had to hold Isaac, the dr snipped it, it was literally a 2 second procedure and I seethed quietly that I'd paid £160 for a procedure that was literally a quick snip, if we have another (who will no doubt have tt), Id fume that I'd have to pay out again for such a simple procedure
09/04/2013 at 11:59
Thanks for the replies, i think we'll probably go private in that case. One of my NCT friends had it done for her boy's anterior TT, and think it was Ann Dobson who did it for them. I'm glad its been diagnosed relatively early so that hopefully it won't impact our breastfeeding experience too much
Very reassuring to hear your stories so thank you very much xxx
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