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This is for MSE (and anyone else who might need to know this stuff)
I thought it would be best to start a new thread!

Tongue-tie is also called tight frenulum. It's when the baby's tongue is attached (sometimes only partially) to tightly to the bottom of the mouth, and babe may be unable to nurse effectively or to stimulate a decent supply.
http://pages.ivillage.com/stafl/site.../tonguetie.gif here is a photo of my oldest baby's tongue, when she was a tiny baby.

Here is lots more info on the subject: http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...tonguetie.html

And here is the story of my personal experience with a baby who could not nurse because of this problem: http://pages.ivillage.com/stafl/id8.html
 

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My ds had a severe tongue tie when he was born.

I had it fixed when he was about 3 months after some pretty persistent pressure to his ped who wanted to "leave it alone".

After he had it fixed, he latched on perfectly and nursed right away.
 

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I couldn't find a doc who would clip Jenny's frenulum. It was very mild, but she was totally unable to nurse because of it. Luckily, and with some exercises, she outgrew it at around three months and was eventually able to nurse in spite of it.

My second child was also born tongue-tied, but had no problem nursing at all. But, and I think this made all the world of difference, her lowest weight was a good two pounds more than her older sister's lowest weight. She was just bigger and stronger.
 

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another wealth of knowledge is dr. brian palmer. he's dedicated his career to helping mothers and babies


www.brianpalmerdds.com

i've sent drs. to his site, and the outcomes have been so positive!
 
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