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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:17 AM   1
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Tongue tie cutting


DD is scheduled to have her procedure on Thursday involving her being given general anaesthetic and cutting her tongue tie with a laser. I know this is not the usual way for this procedure to be done but does anyone have any experience and can shed a light on how their child was afterwards?



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 12:51 PM   2
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I can't help but am very interested in answers also!
Will mention DD tongue tie tomorrow at her 6 months check up and i want it cut asap (as i've heard the younger the child the better)



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 13:57 PM   3
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My LO is 3 weeks old today. She had tongue AND lip ties. We got hers lasered when she was a week and a half. They swaddled her, put numbing cream on the areas and it was done in less than ten minutes. I wasn't in the room once she was swaddled bc I wasn't allowed but she barely made a peep. And the moment they finished with the tongue she was sticking it out and moving it all around bc she never could before. I put her to the breast within five minutes of it being done and we've been fine ever since. She nurses normally now, we never even needed pain meds for her. And she's finally gaining weight, slowly, but gaining! And she wasn't before. She's only 3 weeks but it made all the difference for us.

Edit to add: is there a reason they are doing anesthesia for your LO? It seems pretty overkill. I had lip tie and had it lasered around age 14 and it was so quick and relatively painless. I still remember it. Just curious.



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I can't help but am very interested in answers also!
Will mention DD tongue tie tomorrow at her 6 months check up and i want it cut asap (as i've heard the younger the child the better)
Yes definitely the younger the better! We wish we'd asked to have it snipped when she was a newborn and save going through it now!



 
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Old May 16th, 2017, 14:53 PM   5
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No advice as my lo had his cut at 3 weeks he had his snipped tho no anaesthetic he was fine after tho he cried for a few seconds x



 
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My LO is 3 weeks old today. She had tongue AND lip ties. We got hers lasered when she was a week and a half. They swaddled her, put numbing cream on the areas and it was done in less than ten minutes. I wasn't in the room once she was swaddled bc I wasn't allowed but she barely made a peep. And the moment they finished with the tongue she was sticking it out and moving it all around bc she never could before. I put her to the breast within five minutes of it being done and we've been fine ever since. She nurses normally now, we never even needed pain meds for her. And she's finally gaining weight, slowly, but gaining! And she wasn't before. She's only 3 weeks but it made all the difference for us.

Edit to add: is there a reason they are doing anesthesia for your LO? It seems pretty overkill. I had lip tie and had it lasered around age 14 and it was so quick and relatively painless. I still remember it. Just curious.
We first had a consultation to cut it when she was around 5 months? (Now 14 months) and according to the surgeon, there was too much of a risk of it bleeding out so had to wait until she was over a year so they could laser it. I'm guessing it's to stop them wriggling around and potentially causing more damage when a laser is involved? We are in Scotland so I'm not sure if procedures vary from place to place

It's been a long time coming! We had constant feeding battles due to poor latch (which isn't such a problem anymore) but it's becoming evident that it's beginning to affect her speech at such a young age x



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 05:58 AM   7
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DD had hers snipped at 5 weeks so don't know about the laser and GA but it healed very quickly and she was instantly moving her tongue and hasn't really stopped! Feeding was instantly improved and she started making more different noises although not sure if that was a coincidence because of her age



 
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Old May 17th, 2017, 07:39 AM   8
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Well I mentioned it st DDs check up this morning but my doctor told me they don't cut it unless it's causing problems. So feeding problems or speech.
She did have feeding problems as new born but instead of digging deeper as to why she wasn't latching we switched to bottles so there's no problem now (biggest regret that i didn't think to have her checked after birth )
So i guess i have to hope she won't have speech issues, if she does then it'll be cut then. So i'll likely be in the same boat in a couple of months...



 
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My LO is 3 weeks old today. She had tongue AND lip ties. We got hers lasered when she was a week and a half. They swaddled her, put numbing cream on the areas and it was done in less than ten minutes. I wasn't in the room once she was swaddled bc I wasn't allowed but she barely made a peep. And the moment they finished with the tongue she was sticking it out and moving it all around bc she never could before. I put her to the breast within five minutes of it being done and we've been fine ever since. She nurses normally now, we never even needed pain meds for her. And she's finally gaining weight, slowly, but gaining! And she wasn't before. She's only 3 weeks but it made all the difference for us.

Edit to add: is there a reason they are doing anesthesia for your LO? It seems pretty overkill. I had lip tie and had it lasered around age 14 and it was so quick and relatively painless. I still remember it. Just curious.
We first had a consultation to cut it when she was around 5 months? (Now 14 months) and according to the surgeon, there was too much of a risk of it bleeding out so had to wait until she was over a year so they could laser it. I'm guessing it's to stop them wriggling around and potentially causing more damage when a laser is involved? We are in Scotland so I'm not sure if procedures vary from place to place

It's been a long time coming! We had constant feeding battles due to poor latch (which isn't such a problem anymore) but it's becoming evident that it's beginning to affect her speech at such a young age x
Oh ok! I wasn't sure your LOs age. I can see it being needed just so it's not as traumatic too. Good luck to you guys! It's more painful for us mamas than it is them I think. I definitely cried more than my daughter did.



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Old May 17th, 2017, 08:17 AM   10
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My little boy had his tongue tie cut when he was 3 months old. He cried for a few minutes and then he was okay. We gave some calpol later on as it seemed to be a bit uncomfortable for him for a few hours but he was fine the next day



 
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