Tongue Tie Question - Page 17
I'm just going to copy her email sig:
|MaryAnn O'Hara, MD, MPH, MSt, FABM
Director, Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
What's the top of your mouth like? For my kids, it's noticeable that the left and the right come together and make an angle, a gothic arch. Me too, and my husband. Is the top of your mouth basically flat all the way across?
Actually, the smoothness is marred by a scar from a scratch I got there as a child. I remember when it happened. Bit down on a cracker or something at a strange angle and it sliced. The edges never healed up together properly. And the split has spread towards my throat a little.
But my mouth is super narrow. In the U at the front of the soft pallet, I can't even fit my thumb.
Hm, and would she be able to treat a six year old as well? I'm due with #2 in October, and I will definitely seek her out then, because I'm assuming this one will have the same problem.
For CST, we see Dr. Gita Vasudeva at Health Excellence Chiropractic- also in north Seattle. She is AWESOME, and works primarily with children (only sees a few adults in special circumstances.)
Jackpot: THE textbook for identifying TT's, as far as I know, complete with descriptions and pictures. I'm sure actually having someone teach in person would be a thousand times better, but this is free and available
I just scanned the pictures (didn't read), but a few looked all too familiar!! DD has a permanent nursing blister. I always thought that was common... And your nipples aren't supposed to look like the nipple in the picture?
I'm really wondering if we should go back and get her labial frenulum done. She has a weird latch lately, and seems to try and adjust her top lip (the tied lip) a lot while she's nursing.
To find someone to do CST without a local reference, check out this list, it's how I found my first CST person. It's not a huge list, but both of the CST DOs that I've seen are on this list (the second I got by personal referral), and both seem quite competent.
Again reviving this old thread to
1. thank you all!
2. ask if anyone knows if lower labial ties cause any troubles? My ds#3's upper labial tie has caused his tooth decay on his upper teeth. But my ds#2 can the same decay on his lower front teeth, extremely uncommon. They all have lower labial ties, and I'm wondering if this caused/contributed to his decay there. Dentists even said it looked like he was "pooling" there with the night nursing, but that that was unusual. And, if they do cause troubles, does anyone know of any benefit to clipping it? His teeth have already been removed (they were that bad), but dd#2 now has the same thing and I'm doing whatever I can to get rid of her ties and save her future teeth.
Edited by gabbyraja - 12/4/10 at 12:12pm
Thank you again PB!
FYI, I found the updated link to this AAP article for any future folks needing it. http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding/files/pdf/BBM-8-27%20Newsletter.pdf
Here's a link to the article: http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding/8-27%20Newsletter.pdf
CSS is the C-Section Syndrome and Allergies thread... its about allergies being linked to use of antibiotics and gut dysbiosis, not just cesearean birth.
It sounds like you're on the right track! Keep searching!
Now that Dr. Coryllos isn't practicing, is there anyone on the east coast who can handle this? Both of my sons have what seems to be type four. My younger DS (eight months) got snipped when he was two months old, but it was only the stretchy part, not the mucosa, and appears to have grown We're not having much nursing trouble fortunately, but I worry for the future health of their teeth.
There is a doctor in NY who seems very hip to the issues. PB recommended him. Here is his website:
and I found this interesting website:
Yay! He saw it! My GP saw the tongue tie (and maxillary tie, actually, though I educated him about that one). He does clip them, but agreed that hers was type 3 or 4 and he didn't feel comfortable doing it. However, Yay #2, there is an oral surgeon right here in Lansing that does both, but not by laser. Off to see if I could get lucky enough to find a second in the area... Wish me luck.