My new (intact!) DS had a horrible tongue tie. Heart shaped, couldn't lick his lower lip...it was bad. I waited until 8 weeks to clip it because the midwife said that sometimes it can get better as they nurse. It was such a tiny thing. She did it at a parenting meeting we were attending. It took all of 5 seconds and he nursed right after. (He was more upset we held him down)
That being said I'll get to where I'm confused...
When I first mentioned getting it done DH was not a fan of it (he even left the room while she was doing it) because he didn't want to hurt the baby. This is the same guy that argued with me for MONTHS about circ'ing. I even pointed that out to him. When we mentioned it to MIL her thought was, "So you worried about cutting his penis but his little tongue is okay?" Uhm, yes, one is unnecessary and one is necessary for his health and development. When my mom asked about circ'ing and I said no she said something about getting it done to prevent a certain infection they get when they're older (?????) When I told her today that I clipped his tongue she said, "Oh? You decided to do that? And what about circ'ing??"
Tell me how the two are connected?!? And why is clipping a tongue tie such a "big deal" but circumcising is nothing?