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lip tie???

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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I suspect my 10 month old  might have one, but not too sure. It is really hard to get a picture of it because she just was not being still or happy about me messing with her mouth.

Don't know if I should bring it up to the pediatrician. I don't think honestly he would be concerned with it.


by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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PoodleMum
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2012 at 9:13 PM

 Yep, that's a lip tie!  You're right, the pedi probably won't care and your dentist likely won't either (more money for him).  Here's a great article on lip ties :)

http://thefunnyshapedwoman.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-maxillary-labial-frenulum.html

80-90% of lip tied babies have posterior tongue ties too, so these links might interest you as well

http://milkmatters.org.uk/2011/04/15/hidden-cause-of-feeding-problems-however-you-feed-your-baby/

http://kiddsteeth.com/old_site/infantdentalcare2010.pdf

maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 9:18 PM

She gave you links to all of the best resources. Check them out!

Quoting PoodleMum:

 Yep, that's a lip tie!  You're right, the pedi probably won't care and your dentist likely won't either (more money for him).  Here's a great article on lip ties :)

http://thefunnyshapedwoman.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-maxillary-labial-frenulum.html

80-90% of lip tied babies have posterior tongue ties too, so these links might interest you as well

http://milkmatters.org.uk/2011/04/15/hidden-cause-of-feeding-problems-however-you-feed-your-baby/

http://kiddsteeth.com/old_site/infantdentalcare2010.pdf


mariscilla
by on May. 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I decided to look because I always felt I had to with my own experimenting use the same technique the article shows to latch baby other wise I would get some what of a shallow latch and her lips seemed to curl a bit. now she can do it mostly on her own but her lips do curl a tiny bit. my other  minimal concern was slow weight gain. I dont have all the stat's on hand, she finally hit 16 lbs this week at a few days shy 11 months. her pediatrician Lucky me has never brought it up but I was starting to get concerned. she was born at 38 wks 8.9 lbs and just now double her birth weight this week. 

PoodleMum
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM

 

Quoting mariscilla:

I decided to look because I always felt I had to with my own experimenting use the same technique the article shows to latch baby other wise I would get some what of a shallow latch and her lips seemed to curl a bit. now she can do it mostly on her own but her lips do curl a tiny bit. my other  minimal concern was slow weight gain. I dont have all the stat's on hand, she finally hit 16 lbs this week at a few days shy 11 months. her pediatrician Lucky me has never brought it up but I was starting to get concerned. she was born at 38 wks 8.9 lbs and just now double her birth weight this week. 

 This would definitely explain the low gain.  My DD was about that weight (not even 18 lbs at 16 months now), but she started out at 5 lbs.  It makes the transfer of milk much harder and takes more work, so she's not getting as much and burning calories more.  Of course you should always look at the baby and not the scale, add in genetics, etc, but in my experience it 's due to the lip tie for the most part

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