hi littleredhen. Boy do I feel for you at the moment, you sound like you are in a very similar predicument to what we were.
We havent had the tie cut or lasered. We were lucky in a way that due to him being in hospital with a urine infection we got a referal to the speach therapist and she said our spilling problem may be due to his tongue not curling enough on the sides, this could be due to the tie but also having it done may make no difference which is what sheryl also did say She did however confirm that he has great movement for his speech and eating and cant see that he should have any problems.
I am not joking when I say this, 1 of the pediatricians didnt even know what I was talking about. Another when I tried to get advice from her had a laugh with the registras infront of me and said well we all know what we think of tonuge ties ha ha ha. It seems the medical profession do not agree with them unless it is interefearing with the baby thriving or it is very bad and they have only just started having any treatments done at hutt hospital for the prosteriors.
In regards to Wayne Gillingham, I have spoken to his receptionist, checked out his website and heard very good things about him. Only problem is he cuts not lasered and so can be abit more drematic for mum mainly ie can bleed. You may like to check out his website http://www.welloral.co.nz/
Wayne is also the person who goes to hutt hospital once a week to do these through the public system.
My advice to you if you want it is, I would talk to your GP or plunket nurse about seeing the speach therapist to see if she thinks baby would be ok with out. If it needs to be done ask Anne-Marie the lactation consultant to refer you to the hospital dental area to have it done publically and if she cant ask again your GP or Plunket nurse to do so.
We have come to the conclusion that if hes going to be fine without it why do it and in the past when they were not treating them there seems to be nothing found that it has harmed them not to have it.
My plunket nurse has also said to me since we made the decision not to, that everyone she knows that has had it done with sheryl at naenae has not noticed any difference with bottle or breast feeding and said she thinks we mad the wright decision. She only knows what she gets told through cheryl and the consultants at the hospital.
I am sure there are some mums who it has been a god send for and where it has really been necessary, I feel that if it is really necessary then surely the hospital and GP would do something about it they are not going to leave a child with a problem if it can easily be fixed.
Now my DS is 4 months the issues we had are getting better as hes getting older and the speach therapist is checking in with us again at 6mths so if he has any problems with solids we can get onto it straight away. Only thing is the older they get the more horrible it is for them to have done ie they will need some sedation which would most likely be done through the hospital
Feel free to private message me, I accepted your request and I can now follow you but I dont know what to do so you can do the same so I wasnt able to message you.