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Tongue Tied Lock Rss

Hi everyone

I went to the lactation consultant today as I had a white spot on my nipple (blocked duct) that was hurting and when she was giving bennett a cuddle while i finished my cuppa she realised that he is tongue tied.

She has given me some stuff to read about it and suggested that the snip now could be better than having the operarion later but also that it could rectify itself....

So as you can imagine I am a little confused.

My husband and I are both thinking we might like to get the skin snipped now to save any dramas later on, but I'm worried that we might be being too hastey??

Any thoughts?

Steph smile

Steph VIC Mummy to one gorgeous boy

Hi stephanie,
Our newborn had the snip when he was nearly 3 weeks old. It was a dramatic experience for us as we didn't expect this to happen. We asked questions and having a teaching background, I did not want my child to have problems later with his speech. So we decided to go ahead with it. The operation was more traumatic for me which I couldn't watch, than for our baby. He didn't even cry. The severity of the tongue tie is determined through the dr's investigation but even so it will not be evident for now. The snip might even help you with proper latching of the breast. Tongue tie is fairly common and your confusion is justified, we were confused and now 9mths later, I am reminded that our baby had it too, through this posted message. Good luck in your decision.
How bad is the tongue tie. My little man has a slight tongue tie which apparantly is not that bad so I left it. If it is severe then maybe consider it. For me it made breast feeding difficult and one of the midwives suggested it to make breastfeeding easier. I dont think so! Not if it isnt a severe case. Check with a pediatrician. I think if it is severe it can affect speach but check with the Ped. How do you go with breastfeeding, any difficulties.

JZ mum to Bradley 17/08/03 and Heidi 25/02/06

both my sons 8 months and 2 years are tounge tied they seem to be ok at the moment, 2 year old talkes ok for his age but we will keep an eye on it, my sister in laws boys are also tounge tied the oldes is 3 he seems to speak clear his mum is also tounge tied she has no problems and shes 29, so just keep an eye on it as they get older and start to speek proply. oh i breast feed both boys and had no problems with latching on once we got the hang of it iam still feeding baby ok

Hi Steph,

My daughter, nearly 3 now, was also tongue tied. She was descibed by the ENT specialist as being extemely tongue tied. He suggested, as i wasn't BF anymore to wait till she was 1 for the operation. She was done at about 15 months. Our mian reasoning too was the speech side of it. If children are behind in their speech it can take years to catch up we were told.

The actual Op was fine, horrible to watch my little princess be put under a general, but that's what had to be done. When she came out from the General, she was so upset, worse than i have ever known, but we got there. It was just her reaction the the antisetic. She was a bit sooky that day, but other than that you would hardly know!

No other problems since!

Any questions, please ask,


DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m

Hi mums,

Sorry if i'm a bit vague here, but could someone please tell me what tongue tied is????

I've obviously heard the saying about being tongue tied, but never actually new there was such a condition!!


Michelle - Mum to 2

Hi Michelle,

Under your tongue, there is a piece of skin that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your mouth. When you are tongue tied, that skin reaches the end of the tongue, making it hard to say certain sounds and suck etc. When my daughter use to stick out her tongue it was heart shaped at the centre was pulled in.

I hope this helps, sorry if i make no sense,


DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m

Im concerned that my daughter may also be tounge tied, she is only able to stick her tounge out just past her botton lip but its normal shape not heart shaped like i have heard it can be. Any advise would be great..


Tania,SYD,13mth girl. [email protected]

Hi Tania,

Have you tried to have a good look yourself? Does she have that piece of skin, connecting her tongue to the bottom of her mouth, going all the way to the end of her tongue?

A Dr, not doubt will be able to tell you, or any Child Health Nurse, which is who discovered our daughters.

How did/does she go breastfeeding?

Goodluck, and ask me anything you want,


DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m

To Tepe.
You mentioned that your girl was exremely tongue tied. Did it make breastfeeding difficult? I gave up trying as his atattchment was pinching my nipple, and I just didnt have the energy, perseverence and patience to put up with painful breastfeeding..

JZ mum to Bradley 17/08/03 and Heidi 25/02/06

Hi JZ,

Yes, i had problems BF. It was also worse as she was so small, and drank so little, the demand wasn't there for the supply, if you know what i mean. She only ever had the easy first half of a feed and never the fatty hind milk. She would feed less than 3 mins each side.

Fortunately mine wasn't pain related, like your's. I hope some of this may help,


DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m

Heather is now 13 months old and wont let me look in her mouth, she bites me. I have an appointment on saturday with our family doctor so i should know more then.
When she was born i remember her having a very long tounge when she stuck it out. Can the tounge change?
she was bottle feed so there wasnt a problem.
What is the operation like?


Tania,SYD,13mth girl. [email protected]

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