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funny topic but didnt know how to put the title...<br><br>
now I got your attention... my ds is 8 mos and his tongue doesnt stick out. When he eats his tongue goes with his lower lip. DH is worried as he has never seen ds stick out his tongue. I see the tongue move a bit when he laughs... so dont think its too short... but perhaps its medium?<br><br>
I think that its too early and part of baby development and that they will be able to stick out their tongue later on.<br><br>
Anyone know about this or can u tell me how your babies are doing tonguewise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
THanks...know this is wierd topic.<br><br>
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I don't think you have anything to worry about, as long as your baby is nursing and eating fine now. Tongue-tie (as this is called) can be a concern in the newborn days if the baby has trouble latching on to the breast, but if you are just noticing it at 8 months, it's not going to cause new problems in the future.
 

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I, myself, and tongue-tied. My mom is also tongue-tied. I was breastfed successfully, as was she. I certainly didn't have any verbal problems as a child (I talked a mile a minute 24/7). The only draw back to this is when you get older and get married and stick your tongue out at your dh he laughs at you! I wouldn't worry at all about this.
 

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ok thanks for reassuring me. We did have a rusty start for 2 weeks with bfing issue... due to his weak suction and improper latching. Didnt think was due to the tongue but due to his lip (as like dh his upper lips caves in and lower lip sticks out so had to work a bit to reverse it when nursing).<br><br>
Funny what you say about trying to stick out your tongue at dh and doesnt get same result as another person does. My dh and dd both have very pointy tongue. Interesting shapes (like a salamander or other reptiles creatures). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Have a good day<br><br>
stephanie
 
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