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Holy severe lip tie! Please help! *pics* **UPDATE***

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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 Ok, so the biggest issue I have had with breastfeeding is the nipple pain! No matter what I do,3 week old DD cant get a good deep latch. My nipples are suffering, she slides of the breast, and gets fussy. Someone told me to check her for tounge or lip ties. I did.... and she has a BAD lip tie! Its so bad it goes all the way to the bottom of her top gum!

I am not sure who to see, or what to do from here, but I want our breastfeeding relationship to thrive! I feel like this is effecting her.... and me! Please help! Any info would be great!

Sorry the pics suck, they were my camera phone, and she was screaming and wiggling.... bebe doesnt like messed with!

 

So I took little lady to see a CLC today, and she does in fact have a tounge AND lip tie. We have a consultation next week with a specialist. I hope this makes things easier for us!!!!! :) On the plus side, Jaylah is 3 weeks old and has gained 1 pound 5 ounces from her lowest weight! GO boobie milk!

Just gotta power through the nipple pain for one more week!

by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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kilahchaos
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM

 bump?

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Find a pediatric dentist or a pediatric ear nose and throat (ENT). Either should be able to help. Make sure the doctor check for posterior tongue tie as they often go hand in hand.
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:07 PM
Looks like a tongue tie too. Get it checked and clipped asap mama. :)
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kilahchaos
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:12 PM

 It does look like a tounge tie too now that you said that!

GoldenLinds
by Bronze Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM
I definitely see the tongue tie. It needs fixing!
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Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM

agreed with above!

kilahchaos
by Member on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM

 do i just take her to her regular ped, who will reccomend a ped dentist?

MomOf2winsPlus1
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM

This is what my daughter's lip tie looked like at 6 months.  It looked exactly like the ones you posted before she got teeth.  You can see where it attaches in the photo.

This is her lip tie at 28 months.  We did not have it clipped, and she is still breastfeeding.
The thing about lip ties is that they do restrict the lip from naturally being able to flip up on it's own.  So you have to slip a finger under that lip and flip it up to get a proper latch.

I wish I could say I didn't learn this the hard way.  But I did.  She LITERALLY consumed the skin on the ends of both my nippes before I even realized she HAD a lip tie.
She also has a tongue tie.  Also not clipped.

Once I realized what I was dealing with, I could make those adjustments and EVERYONE was happier.

*My son has a severe tongue tie to the very tip, and he BF for 22 months.  He's 4 1/2, speaks perfectly, and it's intact.* 

Extended breastfeeding (but not formula-hating), baby-wearing, Anti-CIO, ANTI-circumcision, non-vaxxing, co-sleeping, attachement parentinghappily married SAHM to b/g twins and a super crazy baby girl.

Starshine-bela
by Leah on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Looks likes my LOs lip tie. he had a tongue tie at birth but that was clipped at the hospital. good luck, hope you get some help.
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Kimberly954
by on Mar. 28, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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My son has the same lip tie. An ENT clipped the tongues of my dd and ds but he said the upper lip tie does NOT affect breastfeeding and may only affect orthodonics later in life. They would not clip that. I bypassed the pedi and just went straight to an ENT that would do children. Its VERY simple if you get it done soon! They cry for literally a second, you breastfeed immediately after, no more pain! :)

If your child is only 3 weeks old you guys are still both figuring out breastfeeding. My 2nd child was MUCH harder to breastfeed than my 1st! I thought after my 1st i was a pro and i was mistaken!!

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