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ties ?

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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Pic will be in replies ... but does this look like a tie ?
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:09 AM
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bwsmommy
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:18 AM


MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Mar. 26, 2013 at 7:27 AM
Looks like a lip tie for sure. Make an appointment with an ear,nose, and throat doctor.
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Terpsichore
by Bronze Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM

The lip tie is definitely there. It increases the risk of dental decay since the tie can keep saliva from cleaning out all the food. Also puts a gap between the front teeth.

Eliots_momma
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 9:09 AM
My ds looks like that and the ENT said that it was okay and didn't need to be cut.

Ask a dr for your own peace of mind.
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bwsmommy
by Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Will the tie effect bfing in the long run ? and what about the tounge ?
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Mar. 26, 2013 at 1:41 PM
I see both a lip tie and a tongue tie! They CAN affect breastfeeding because as your supply regulates, it gets harder for the baby to remove milk from the breasts. It can cause failure to thrive. I have a friend who had her daughter hospitalized because she had lost two pounds and was too weak to get anything at the breast, even after having the ties clipped. She had a NG tube for months to make sure that she was getting enough milk until she was well enough to just nurse again.
The ties can also cause tooth decay and speech issues. I just recently discovered my son's tongue tie. He has tooth decay and speech problems. We luckily didn't have any nursing issues.
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