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Solids and tongue ties. *Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
14th Mar '13

Ok so my son was born a month early and I have been super patient with him with solids. He is hungry but if you feed him with a spoon he gags and turns all red. I I don't feed him solids I am up every hour with him nursing him. He is almost eight months. If we feed him with a syringe and put it further back in his mouth he laps it up and is much more content and goes a lot longer. Sooo I think he is tongue tied. He so looks it. But my doctor said no. But he can't suck on a bottle either and hurts when he nurses. My nipples looks squashed flat after.
Can a tongue tied baby have trouble with solids? I am taking him tomorrow to be seen. He so wants to eat. He reaches for food. Puts it in his mouth tries real hard and gags.



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username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Mar '13

shouldnt be hard for a pedi to tell if hes tongue tied or not... but yes depending on the severity of it, it can cause eating problems

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
14th Mar '13

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BRowell 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Bristol, TN, United States 3726 posts
14th Mar '13

My son is 20 months now and does fine with solids but he didn't really stop gagging until about 13 months and didn't really do great with them until 15 months. He refused a bottle and only breastfed from the boob and sometimes my nipples would be flat after but only until he was like 6 months. He's not tounge tied.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Mar '13
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*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BRowell:</b>" My son is 20 months now and does fine with solids but he didn't really stop gagging until about 13 months ... [snip!] ... breastfed from the boob and sometimes my nipples would be flat after but only until he was like 6 months. He's not tounge tied."</blockquote>




The thing is he wants to eat. He wants to food in his mouth he just can't seem to get it to go down. He has a lot of interest in food and picks it up and everything.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
14th Mar '13

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user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
14th Mar '13

You're dr is an idiot if she says he's not tongue tied. Those pictures clearly show a tie. No, they don't outgrow it. But, ENT's typically won't cut it unless it is hindering their nursing, talking, etc. My son had a tie and we waited until be was three to cut it when he had limited words. It sounds like your son is having an issue nursing with it and I'm almost positive that would be cause for clipping.



Ask your current pedi for a referal to ENT to look at his tie. If she says no and you really want it to be looked at by a professional I would get a second opinion.



As for foods at 8 months, I wouldn't be concerned until closer to a year personally. But I know most people start solids sometime around 6 months.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" You're dr is an idiot if she says he's not tongue tied. Those pictures clearly show a tie. No, they don't ... [snip!] ... I wouldn't be concerned until closer to a year personally. But I know most people start solids sometime around 6 months."</blockquote>




Lol I also think he is an idiot. I have said he was tongue tied since birth. But I feel now it is really effecting him. I truly feel it is why he is struggling with solids. If he had zero interest in them I wouldn't mind as much. But he really wants to eat them and just gets frustrated.

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Mar '13

yea thats a tied tongue, surprised your doctor said no.

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