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I can't offer an opinion on your pics as I can't see them well, and the fact you had a good latch before makes things more confusing, but I wanted to say a couple things..
-a posterior tongue tie does NOT cause a heart shaped tongue...that's caused by a more anterior tie. the posterior tie holds the tongue down in the back, so doesn't cause the heart shape.
-some babies can extend the tongue past the gums even with a posterior tongue tie....my DD was one of them; however they have difficulty maintaining that extension. They can't lift their tongues up to the roof of their mouths.
-very few people know how to dx posterior tongue tie...I had SEVERAL people look at my DD's tongue and they all told me things were fine (LC, midwives, feeding specialist, ped) but everything she was doing was consistent w/ post tt and I finally found an LC who knew about it. I took DD up to see Dr. Coryllos who confirmed it as a type 4 posterior tt and we had it corrected.
Because we had such a hard time getting a dx, my DD was 9.5 weeks before it was corrected and it took until she was about 16 weeks for her latch to correct, and we had a lot of trouble and I had tons of pain in the meantime. BUT we had latch problems from the very 1st day.
Good luck figuring things out!
Mallory. Happily married to Joe since 6/25/05. Loving my adventure with my girls, Owyn Samantha, born 3/1/09. and Greta June, born 11/2/11