My little girl was born with a tongue tie (skin under tongue started from the tip of the tongue - restricting movement bascially she could not poke her tounge past her gum) The Paediatrician who saw her in hospital told us that it would not make any difference to her feeding or talking and not to let anyone tell me different. He did say that it was however our choice to have the skin under the tonge cut. I had never heard of tongue tie before so we didn't think any more of it.
After 11 days I stopped breast feeding but due to problems i had breastfeeding my first child I didn't think much of it. For the next three weeks she started each bottle feed screaming and getting all worked up as she tried to latch on to the teat properly. Some feeds were however successful as i learnt which way to hold the bottle for her latch onto. I still didn't really know if it was the fault of tongue tie or she just didn't latch on properly.
At our six week check up i spoke again to the Paediatrician and told him that we wanted to have the tie cut. He wasn't very happy but referred us to a surgeon. After a three week wait to see the surgeon, he believed it should be done asap, and two days later with a trip to the Day Surgery a 30 second procedure which required no drugs (gas, ga) was carried out and Ella has not looked back. She was 10 weeks and 2 days old when they did it and she now feeds without any fuss and has fun exploring her mouth with her new tongue.
I did a bit of reading during the three weeks i waited to see the surgeon and found out that there is quite a division between the sides of to cut or not to cut. I just wanted to let anyone out there who may have a similiar experience know that for us it was such an easy procedure and it didn't upset her at all. Ella fed 5 minutes after the cut and i noticed an imeadiate difference.
Mum of Sophie - June 01, Ella - June 04