So my beautiful daughter is nearly 8 weeks old and its been a hell of an 8 weeks. Massive issues around feeding, reflux and sleep. As it turns out she has a tongue tie and possibly a lip tie. We are getting them looked at this week to see if they need to be revised (a laser cut to release the tie). I will post a picture of lip and tongue tie symptoms in the comments. It is easier for me to list the things we don’t experience with my daughter showing 11 of the 13 symptoms & me 8 of the 11 or so symptoms the breastfeeder will experience. I will keep you all posted on our outcomes.

Posted by Lori-Anne, 29th May 2016

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  • My brother had a small issue with tongue tie which wasn’t diagnosed until he started trying to talk. After treatment Mum and Dad could understand some of what he was learning to say, then his speech improved quickly. Other family members noticed a marked improvement quickly too.


  • Hello All. We actually had our daughter’s ties laser revised nearly two weeks ago. Stretching exercises going well and feeding improved heaps.


  • I second seeking a professional opinion. There’s a reason there are specialists in this area. If in doubt, start with an experienced speech pathologist. They will also be able to give you names of local paediatricians/surgeons who can snip ties if needed. Good luck with it all and let us know how you go!


  • It is a personal decision on tongue tie whether to get it snipped or not, we got our Bub done and as soon as we did he changed and was happier. He only had it under his tongue and not the top lip, all it was, was a quick snip and then he fed and that was that. He couldn’t stick out his tongue and was really gasy as he could not suckle properly. Now he can’t stop smiling and sticking out his tongue

    • Thankyou for sharing with me your experience. I will put an updated general comment on this post shortly. I am really glad that your bub responded so well to his release.


  • Thankyou everyone. The sooner ties can be looked at by an experienced professional and revised the better. Ties not only affect feeding they can cause speech issues and teeth issues as they get older. I have replied to one comment with tie symptoms. I will let you all know how we go this week.


  • So difficult – I hope it gets easier for you.


  • My granddaughter had a tongue tie that the pediatrician picked up at birth & surprisingly did the procedure then & there in hospital. (It apparently was just a small cut & all OK).


  • It looks serious. I hope that laser cut will help your little daughter. Will she need to be older, or is it a procedure that can already be done now?


  • My grandson has just reached 8 weeks. He’s experienced feeding issues as well as digestive problems. His ‘big’ night time sleeps are still no more then 4 1/2 hours, his parents are shattered! He too was diagnosed with a tongue and lip tie, but his parents were told they weren’t serious enough to cause issues. Maybe they are wrong, he’s taking such a long time to settle. Good luck with your little girl. I feel like the end is in sight for a resolution for both bubs.

    • Thankyou all for your comments and support. I urge anyone (especially if there have been ties identified to seek a second opinion) I can always find out for anyone who is interested where and who to see within their area. My Chiropractor was the one who first picked it up & then confirmed by the doctor initially said the tie/s shouldn’t be affecting the feeding. But I educated myself and spoke to people who specialize in ties, there is no such thing as a small, moderate, mild tie (a tie is a tie and should be reviewed by someone experienced in ties). And it/they are most definitely affecting the feeding (my girl is no better on a bottle either).

      • It certainly does affect feeding LoriAnne, my granddaughter couldn’t latch on to the breast was the first clue she had a tongue tie.

      • If it affects the feeding and can bring to speech problems in the future, it’s better indeed to address this problem as soon as possible. Great that your chiropractor noticed it!!


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