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post #321 of 346
If anyone knows of anyone in the Pacific Northwest, let me know. I don't even know how to begin to find a good one.
post #322 of 346
Dr. O'Hara. She's up in north Seattle, and she studied with Dr. C.

I'm just going to copy her email sig:
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MaryAnn O'Hara, MD, MPH, MSt, FABM
Director, Seattle Breastfeeding Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
206-595-6643
post #323 of 346
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.
post #324 of 346
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Originally Posted by TanyaLopez View Post
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?
Yeah, smooth and 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.
post #325 of 346
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Originally Posted by Pookietooth View Post
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.
Aaahh... you know, I probably should have asked before posting that. Were you looking for someone to clip a tongue tie, or someone to do CST? Dr. O'Hara does the tongue ties.

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.)
post #326 of 346
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

http://books.google.com/books?id=Z9Xw3-pkz1YC&pg=PA181
post #327 of 346
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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

http://books.google.com/books?id=Z9Xw3-pkz1YC&pg=PA181
Nice.

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.
post #328 of 346
Wow. I just skimmed the pictures too, it's been busy here, but I see my son in several of the photos.
post #329 of 346
I just posted this in the Chat thread, but it seems more appropriate here. For folks who want to find a CST person but haven't been able to get a personal rec...

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http://www.cranialacademy.com/agreement.html

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.
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Pat
post #331 of 346
iI think I need both. DD appears to have tongue tie, and a lip tie as well.
post #332 of 346

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.

 

Thanks


Edited by gabbyraja - 12/4/10 at 12:12pm
post #333 of 346

a short/thick lingual frenulum can cause as many issues as a short/thick labial frenulum.  The trick is finding someone who knows what they're looking at AND knows how to correct it.

post #334 of 346

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
 

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Originally Posted by mtn.mama View Post

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!

Lisa
post #335 of 346

Thank you.  Now that she is no longer practicing it's even more of a treasure.

post #336 of 346

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.

post #337 of 346

There is a doctor in NY who seems very hip to the issues.  PB recommended him.  Here is his website:

 

http://kiddsteeth.com/index.html

 

and I found this interesting website:

 

http://www.tonguetie.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8&Itemid=7

 

post #338 of 346

yup, Dr Kotlow in Albany and Dr. Scott Seigel in Long Island.  Both are excellent and truly understand the issues.  Also Dr. S worked with Dr Coryllos (he was who she referred older kids to for the laser revision.)

post #339 of 346

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.

post #340 of 346

I had my dd's tongue tie clipped at six weeks, but the doctor did not clip her maxillary frenulum, which is quite tight and thick. I am wondering if I can take her to an oral surgeon for this? She is 13 months now.

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