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January 10th, 2013, 01:41 PM
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Were any of your LO's tongue tied? If so, did you have it clipped?

While we were in the hospital, I had one nurse say she thought Ellie was tongue tied. It was the nurse I didn't like, so I only half paid attention to her, especially since nobody else mentioned it.

However, this week I noticed the front of her tongue was pulled in a bit. Honestly, I never noticed it before. So today at her RSV follow up, I asked, and sure enough, she's tongue tied. It's not a very bad one... Lord knows the kid can stick her tongue out a mile. But it makes me wonder how much it contributed to our breastfeeding difficulties.

I know I didn't have a great milk supply, but if we had it clipped, I wonder if I would be able to restart breastfeeding (sounds like it's hard work to restart, but I'd say it would be worth it.)

Oh, and on the RSV front... her lungs are still clear, thank goodness. We are continuing oral steroids a few more days. She's getting better at taking her bottle, and isn't quite as congested. The only scary part is one or two times a day when she tries to work up the phlegm that's built up. Poor thing will cough for 10 minutes straight, and chokes trying to get it out.
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January 10th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Genevieve was tongue tied AND lip tied. Her upper lip was tied. She couldn't stick her tongue out a whole lot, it made a fork when she tried. She couldn't latch very well at all. So the day after she was born she had them both snipped and she latched much better.
I think if you want to get it snipped, do it now before she can remember.

They took Genevieve away screaming and 20 minutes later she came back sound asleep!! She had no idea what happened haha.

I would also encourage to try breast feeding again once you do get it snipped.
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