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12/02/2015 at 12:39
So turns out M has a posterior tongue tie, we're having it snipped next week hopefully. (Having to go private as local nhs consultant won't snip it).......anyone else's LO have one? Did you notice a difference with feeding straight away?
12/02/2015 at 16:14
My friend had a little girl 3 weeks ago. A few days later they were readmitted as she'd lost a lot of weight and was dehydrated and they discovered it was because she had a posterior toungue tie so wasn't feeding properly. They snipped it that day and it had an almost instant effect on her feeding. Hopefully it'll work out the same for you!
12/02/2015 at 16:40
Glad they had such a good result :) M is actually feeding fine despite it, it's just giving me the issues which is why we're having to do it privately. Hopefully our result will be just as quick :)
12/02/2015 at 20:31
T had a 75% TT and it really affected our feeding- he was gaining weight but it was agony. We had it snipped on day 5 and it made a massive difference - it took a while to get to feeling 100% comfortable but I honestly would have given up BF if we hadn't got it sorted.
I hope it goes well for your LO.
12/02/2015 at 21:37
E had his TT snipped at 3 weeks and it really helped with feeding (alongside an LLL consultation on latch and holds).
Really hope it helps x
12/02/2015 at 21:38
Sorry, should say it was slightly better instantly, but it took 2 or 3 days to get much better. Almost like he had to get used to his new tongue!
12/02/2015 at 23:18
I don't know what tongue tie J had but his tongue was totally rooted to the bottom of his mouth so couldn't feed at all.
I expressed, had it Snipped at 10 days privately, he took to nipple shields then went onto boob at 8 weeks.
I def think his mouth was sore for a few days - it was so lovely to see him move his tongue though!
As you are already feeding you should hopefully see a difference very quickly, good luck !
13/02/2015 at 09:40
Good stories all round - excellent! Thank you ladies :)
13/02/2015 at 15:41
No experience but just wanted to say good luck!
13/02/2015 at 15:51
Thank you saffron - we have an appointment on Tuesday :)
15/02/2015 at 06:21
H had a tongue tie. Made feeding sessions long but other than that the issues were for me. After the snip it made feeding worse initially (common as they need to relearn) and has made very little difference. Apparently if it is severe then it doesn't necessarily go after first procedure (3/4 friends I know whose babies had the procedure done still had a more mild TT after. 2 of whom had another TT procedure. So make sure you get it checked out again a week or so after).
15/02/2015 at 06:26
Also the babies I know who had it tended to be unsettled for a couple of days. Sorry to not be a positive story but more ppl I know thought it had little difference on feeding (inudinh myself but H falls into the group of those that still have it but in a more mild form), and I wanted to balance the stories. I'm still glad to have had it done as they said that his would have probably affected speech. Saying that,5 weeks after TT procedure and feeding less painful and quicker. Maybe it took all this time to relearn or maybe we would have got here anyway.
15/02/2015 at 06:27
15/02/2015 at 11:12
That's interesting Rio.....I hadn't really thought about them not snipping it all properly.
18/02/2015 at 13:06
So M's tongue tie was snipped yesterday., turns out his tie more anterior than expected and he actually had a 50% tie.....he looked like Dracula while trying to feed afterwards lolol the level of pain and discomfort for me was instantly better and he fed beautifully afterwards (although will still need abit of time I think). We have some exercises to do with him too :)
I did notice with my evening feeds yesterday , and feeds this morning that my nipple is still abit lipstick shaped when he comes off - did you find this Rio? How long do you think it took for things to settle? The ladies who did it were lovely and are happy to see us again if there are any issues (so if anyone nearby needs a recommendation for a place to get it done let me know!) so I thought I would give it a week and see how things were going
19/02/2015 at 01:05
So glad it went well
19/02/2015 at 02:00
It took a good week for H to really get the idea of the new nipple as I think it is a little sore to start. I still get lipstick shaped after, even with HV helping with positioning during that feed, as H still has some TT (he started with 90% and it is now much better than that). I really dont see why you had to pay for it if it was affecting feeding but I am so glad it went well x
19/02/2015 at 04:52
I will be going to BF clinic again tomorrow just to re-review again. A friend of mine had similar and she said it got better as her son got bigger as his mouth was bigger, so I prob need a) a review and b) to be more patient Lolol There have definitely been improvements, his feed time is much quicker than it was.
Im abit annoyed about having to pay too but I guess that's life. Even if nhs consultant would have done it, its apparently a 2-3 week wait for an appointment so paying got it done quicker which I think was worth it
They may BF out to be so easy when you're at antenatal don't they Lolol!!
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