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September 13th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Went to the pediatrician for the second time today. Little dude is 12 lbs and getting big! I don't know how he is gaining so well. He hardly latches when he eats. He just catches the milk flow when my milk lets down and doesn't nurse beyond that. We've been having issues with the big time. He just won't latch well and the main problem it has been contributing to is bad gas and frothy poo. So the pediatrician checked and my gut was right, he has a tight frenulum. She referred me to get it clipped, and I am looking forward to the difference it will make. He also has torticollis, so we'll have to make a few extra trips to the physical therapist and chiropractor. But other than that, he was absolutely fantastic. The things she brought up were not a surprise. I pretty much showed her what I thought, and she said, "Yup." Can't believe how fast this booger is growing!
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September 13th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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aww. Poor guy not getting any hind milk I hope you have better success after he gets clipped. And your poor nipples
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September 13th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Forgive my ignorance but what exactly are those two conditions? I'm glad he's gaining anyway. You must have some super duper milk.
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September 13th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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At least he's thriving still. Glad you're getting things looked at though.
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September 13th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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my brother who is 12 just had his clipped and he doing really good, i have noticed even his speech is better... my dad has it too and it caused a lot of dental problems but thats awesome he is gaining :-)
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September 14th, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Sam had torticollis when she was a baby and with a few weeks of PT she was doing much better. I wonder if her birth had anything to do with it - they tugged pretty hard to get her out of me.

I hope his latch improves for you too.
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September 14th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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DS1 also has a tongue tie. We haven't had it clipped and I regret it. He has speech problems and eating problems. We will probably have his done too. The doc is going to look at it.

All in all, I am thankful for my oversupply right now. Pretty much the only milk he gets is during let down. It seems like enough to keep his growth off the charts, lol.
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September 14th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Tuckr was tonge tied too. I had it clipped jus a few hours after he was born. I noticed a huge difference in his latch after. It didn't even hurt him. He didn't cry didn't bleed and he did much better after.
I hope it works out better for your little dude!!!
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September 14th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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I'm glad he's thriving well regardless, and that you're on the track to correcting those things!
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September 14th, 2012, 08:07 AM
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I was tongue tied and my mom said the pedi looked and clipped it without even telling her first! Anyway so with both kiddos that's the first thing I inquired about.

I think it's definitely worth doing.

Glad he's gaining well!
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September 14th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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My daughter is really tongue tied but is gaining weight well. How do you know when it causes problems? I'm so scared of getting it "cut" but a lactation consultant recommended it when she was first born. I notice she has trouble latching on when I try side lying nursing at night, but she eats pretty well. I do notice she wants to eat ALL the time...maybe because she isn't getting enough from being tongue tied? My first had no issues, so this is kinda new to me.
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September 14th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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Frequent feeds is a sign that she's eating small meals. Does she click or slurp when eating?
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September 14th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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At the hospital, they mentioned C was very very very slightly tongue tied and recommended having my dr look at it. She did, said it was so minor she didn't recommend cutting, especially since he has no latch problems, and he could stick his tongue out when she was checking it with the paci. I didn't realize it could cause speech issues later on though...how do I know if I should be pushing to get it cut? I don't want to cause him unnecessary pain!
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September 14th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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You can visit an ear nose and throat doctor to have them look at it. They can tell you better than an LC if it's bad enough to cause orthodonic or speech issues.
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September 15th, 2012, 04:54 AM
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If your baby is tongue tied I would definitely recommend having her checked. The clipping procedure is relatively painless most articles I have read compare it to ear piercing - just a quick second and it is over, most babies cry more because they have to hold still

If there are no nursing problems and the doctor doesn't recommend having her clipped, then she is probably ok, the problem usually goes away on it's own as the baby grows.
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September 15th, 2012, 05:23 AM
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Glad to hear Rowan is gaining regardless!
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