Such a quick and easy procedure! I know several moms who went through this with their babies and all are so glad they got it clipped :-)
There are virtually no nerves or blood vessels in the frenulum so it is not very painful and very little blood. I'm told that it is significantly more painful to get your ears pierced.
We've seen it so often, and the clipping always helps.
I think I've seen more tongue tie issues than cases of thrush in this group in the past year.
DD had her lip tie clipped at age 2 by an oral surgeon under nitrous oxide (stayed awake) and got stiches to help keep it from healing back together. It was quick. She was sore for a few days. It was for the sake of her teeth. I didn't expect nursing to improve since we were doing ok, surprisingly it did improve slightly.
DS also has a lip tie. The oral surgeon doesn't do under 2 years. I had it clipped in office with scissors at an ENT but it healed so fast, despite pulling his lip up to try to keep it seperated. An ENT will use an electric scalpel under general anesthesia to correct it, but I've found a pediatric dentist an hour and a half away that will laser it NOT under general anesthesia.
I've heard that the way to go is 1) laser 2) not using general anesthesia. I can't share personal experience with this because it hasn't happened yet. It's going to cost us a few hundred.
DD has tongue and lip tie, we're getting it snipped in 2 weeks. Just recently she has shown signs of poor latching, she's 10 months and has to be put under for the procedure. If you have a teeny tiny baby now, I would recommend doing it ASAP. the longer you wait, they'll actually have to knock them out with gas :( I wish I would have done this sooner.
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