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Sprout had tongue tie, too! Is Lirum's an anterior tie or posterior? What kind of breastfeeding issues is it causing you?
Sprout's tie was small, tight, and in a weird place. Multiple medical professionals couldn't see it (an LC, 2 oral-motor therapists, and an ENT) until I finally found an LC who could feel it and then a pediatric ENT who saw and clipped it.
The clipping wasn't too bad. They papoosed him to a board, looked in, snipped it, and applied pressure for a minute or so. He screamed through the whole thing, of course, but it was only a few minutes. Then they unwrapped him and I nursed him immediately. He finished nursing, I changed his diaper, and by then he was smiling at me again.
With the tie, Sprout was dropping his latch at least every 2-5 sucks. After the clipping he has a lot more tongue mobility, is a lot more verbal, and can get at most 5-8 sucks in a row. But, at a week and a half out from the clipping, it's still rough. I saw an LC today who gave me some exercises to hopefully retrain Sprout to stick his tongue out enough. I don't know if we'll ever have a normal nursing relationship.
Jen, former sys admin and current geek , wife to DH , SAHM and Montessori homeschool teacher to DD "Nugget" (05/07) and new arrival DS "Sprout" (03/31/10)