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tongue tied baby Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13

ok so my son is 2 weeks old. we found out he was tongue tied when his blood sugar dropped and discovered why he couldnt latch correctly and wasnt getting much of my milk at all. now we are pumping and supplementing. the dr wants to talk about or do the surgery at his one month. his older brother from his dad had the same problem and had it done at 1 and half years old. but with him being younger im not sure how different he will be.



now my question to moms with experience in this, he is a super chill and calm baby and only cries when he gets wet or wiped with a wipe. im wondering if him being able to move his tongue more will change that at all. also how did breastfeeding go after the surgery? were you able to pick it back up and cut out the formula if you had to use it? im really hoping to be able to.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
27th Jun '13

Here that's not considered a surgery. It's an office visit and they snip whats holding the tongue down in less then 5 minutes. You're in you're out and you're done

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25 (girl); 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
27th Jun '13

I don't think it's that big of a thing. Why are you supplementing? Why aren't you just pumping enough for baby to keep your supply up? :D

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting ♥ my~boysX3+1♥:" Here that's not considered a surgery. It's an office visit and they snip whats holding the tongue down in less then 5 minutes. You're in you're out and you're done"


they may do it that way with my son from what i gathered from the dr. i just dont know because with his older brother they had him go to the surgery center and made it kind of a big deal. but im wondering if it was just because he was older.

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25 (girl); 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Tisa Cameron:" they may do it that way with my son from what i gathered from the dr. i just dont know because with ... [snip!] ... they had him go to the surgery center and made it kind of a big deal. but im wondering if it was just because he was older."


I think thats exactly the reason, because he was older.

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting ~MOM~:" I don't think it's that big of a thing. Why are you supplementing? Why aren't you just pumping enough for baby to keep your supply up? :D"


i pump every 2 hours but my body just isnt producing as much as he eats. :c i hate it. but im doing my best to try to catch up to him.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
27th Jun '13

They do it in office, its not a big deal, just a quick snip :)

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
27th Jun '13

My son's was done in the operating room under gas sedation when he was 5 months old. He couldn't latch, we couldn't find any nipples barely that he could take, it was awful. So yeah.



Anyway, the procedure was fast, the ENT was great, it was over in minutes. He came out, they gave him glucose water as soon as he was done. As soon as they knew he was drinking, they pretty much discharged us... said he could have Tylenol at home if I thought he needed it. I never gave it to him.



Never had a problem again with latch/nipples, etc.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
27th Jun '13

I understand why you're supplementing, I went through almost the same thing with DS. We ended up being hospitalized because in addition to his short frenulum he had jaundice. The appointment lasted 30 minutes and he was breastfeeding a few minutes later. It made a huge difference for us. He latched on better and I wasn't sore anymore. It took another 2 weeks to start cutting out the formula but he was really behind on weight gain.

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Melissa Cumbee:" I understand why you're supplementing, I went through almost the same thing with DS. We ended up being ... [snip!] ... and I wasn't sore anymore. It took another 2 weeks to start cutting out the formula but he was really behind on weight gain."


wow thats crazy but its really great you were able to breastfeed after. im determined to breastfeed him. he does so much better with it and his reflux and tummy.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
27th Jun '13

Ah, reflux, we're still dealing with that one. Once his tongue is better his latch should be much better. DS's improved almost immediately.

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Melissa Cumbee:" Ah, reflux, we're still dealing with that one. Once his tongue is better his latch should be much better. DS's improved almost immediately. "


cool thats what im hoping for. are you ebf now? how is the reflux? he has no issues with it if its breastmilk bottles, but if its formula he has a hard time. were using the enfamil ar now and its the only one that has significantly lessened his spit up.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
27th Jun '13

Yeah, we're ebf now. The reflux got worse at 4 months to the point that one night he stopped breathing but we upped his zantac dose and now he's doing great. His reflux was really bad though no matter what he ate.

Tisa Cameron 18 kids; Douglasville, Georgia 464 posts
27th Jun '13
Quoting Melissa Cumbee:" Yeah, we're ebf now. The reflux got worse at 4 months to the point that one night he stopped breathing ... [snip!] ... breathing but we upped his zantac dose and now he's doing great. His reflux was really bad though no matter what he ate."


oh wow thats so scary. my nephew was bad like that, briley isnt really too bad. which im thankful for because weve got enough going on. but thats awesome youre ebf, thats my goal. c: gives me hope.

Melissa Cumbee 1 child; Hanover, Pennsylvania 86 posts
17th Jul

It's hard but worth it. How's it working out so far?