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Upper Lip Tie? EDIT

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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Ok so I know its not suppost to be painful to nurse so I checked my sons mouth. He was checked for tongue ties in the NICU and they didnt find anything so i went straight to looking at his upper lip, its tied. Not surprising, i was and so was his older brother. Is there anything I can do till i can get him into the doctor in April?

The reason we cant get to a doctor till april is cause we live 2 hours away and cant afford gas money to go into town and already owe too many people from when he was in the NICU. Also the way our insurance works is we have to get a referal to a specislist from his pediatrician and we cant get in with her till the start if April.
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comf
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 9:38 PM

mmm i used a nipple sheild at first. is there any way to get him to a pediatric dentist sooner? the dentist said the procedure here was about 400-500 out of pocket if you have to pay up front, but luckily my insurance went through without a fight or official refferal

collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Bring him to an ENT to get it clipped
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maggiemom2000
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:05 PM
How old is baby?

Why do you need to wait until April?

The thing with lip ties is that there is a very strong correlation between lip ties and posterior tongue ties (around 80-90% of babies with a lip tie also have a posterior tongue tie).

Even though they found nothing in the NICU, you should still assume that a posterior tongue tie and/or lip tie could be a problem. Lots of people can only identify a classic tongue tie and are clueless about a posterior tie.

You need to see a pediatric ENT or pediatric dentist who has experience in diagnosing and clipping lip ties and posterior tongue ties.
maggiemom2000
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM
More info for you:

http://christy-swift.suite101.com/diagnosing-tonguetie-in-a-breastfed-baby-a78730

The following surgeons and practioners are reported by mothers and lactation professionals to be adept at frenotomies for both anterior and posterior tongue tie: http://www.lowmilksupply.org/frenotomy.shtml
Nicolle_09
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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Nicolle_09
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Im mobile, can someone make clicky

Quoting maggiemom2000:

More info for you:



http://christy-swift.suite101.com/diagnosing-tonguetie-in-a-breastfed-baby-a78730



The following surgeons and practioners are reported by mothers and lactation professionals to be adept at frenotomies for both anterior and posterior tongue tie: http://www.lowmilksupply.org/frenotomy.shtml
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tanya_marieh
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:41 PM

You're very welcome

Quoting Nicolle_09:

Thank you

Quoting tanya_marieh:

http://christy-swift.suite101.com/diagnosing-tonguetie-in-a-breastfed-baby-a78730

http://www.lowmilksupply.org/frenotomy.shtml


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comf
by on Mar. 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM
What insurance do you have, and where are you located- General area ?
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