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I think my little girl is tongue tied (where the frenulum is quite far forward under her tongue) and may need it snipped to improve breastfeeding. Does anyone know if it hurts them very much? how long the pain lasts? i know they can numb it but when i wears off is it painful for the little one?

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My DD is on the public waiting list to get this done. From what I understand it is often done with just a snip but DD will have to be put under general anaesthetic and have a procedure to have it 'divided' as he put it, I think this is because of the position of an artery or something ?...anyways he said she will be able to eat as normal a few hours later and everything he has said implied it would not be that painful...I would guess having it snipped would be even less painful
My son was born tongue tied and had it resolved at 8 weeks.

They took him into a room and it was all over within a minute. He cried, but they had me breastfeed him and he calmed down in minutes. We gave him panadol for the next 24 hours after wards but he never appeared to be in any pain after the initial procedure.

It also greatly improved breastfeeding for us as he had colic because of his tongue tie, it just took a few weeks as he had to get used to feeding all over again.
oh it just sounds so awful. my girl feeds well, puts on weight etc but i just dont want it to affect her speech or anything later in life. heading to the doc on monday so will know more then. thanks ladies! smile

oh it just sounds so awful. my girl feeds well, puts on weight etc but i just dont want it to affect her speech or anything later in life. heading to the doc on monday so will know more then. thanks ladies! smile

Im the same as you, my DD feeds fine but i wanted to see the specialists and let them make the call rather than the gp who just said it would probably not need anything done. But once seeing the paed he suggested getting it done as the tie is right to the tip of her tongue and he said he was surprised she was not having problems feeding...i would just hate her to suffer later in life with speech, and then confidence as a result if it can be fixed so easily, but i guess it may not affect them either! Im a little nervous about her getting it done but i think il feel better if we do.
My four month old has a tongue tie. We went to the specialist and as it is not affecting his breastfeeding they want to leave it until he is one when his body will better handle being under anaesthetic. They said it can also affect their teeth so it is worth getting done.
When i was a little girl i was tongue tied, it was left until i was older as it was not affecting me. At age 4 it became obvious my speech was suffering. after a quick day trip to hosp all fixed. I do not remember anything. And my speech is fine , just on the odd occasion when i'm super tied i have a slight lisp.
DD had hers snipped at about 3 days old as it was really effecting feeding. Hubs went with her, they just took her into another room, and just snipped it really quick. He said she didn't even flinch, didn't even notice it, no crying, nothing.
if it doesn't self resolve.....very simple operation under a light general anaesthetic. home the same day.
hmmm....so if my gp says it is fine, shall i get a second opinion from a specialist you think? it is quite prominent. the end of her tongue is shaped like a heart and the frenulum is very close to the tip.
My DS who is 10m had it done today. It was detected when he was first born but due to poor communication we were not told. I had enormous trouble breast feeding and after 3 months gave up and went to the bottle (he was already having top up bottles). Last week I went to the Paediatrician as he was having trouble eating solids any chunkier than a puree. I was told he had tongue tie and she couldn't believe I was even able to breast feed him at all. He had the division of tongue tie this morning. They basically gave him about half a dozen breaths of gas and some local anesthetic . He was out for about 5 min and back to us in the ward within 10 minanf had a bottle. He was discharged 1hr later and has been fine all day. Just a bit sleepier. He is already eating better and can poke his tongue out which he could never do before. We were told that not only was ut affecting his eating but may affect his speech in the future.

hmmm....so if my gp says it is fine, shall i get a second opinion from a specialist you think? it is quite prominent. the end of her tongue is shaped like a heart and the frenulum is very close to the tip.

I just got a referral to the local hosp to see a pediatrician, just had to ask my gp a few times before she actually did it but u should be right my Dr is just a bit vague sometimes lol
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