Post by serendipity731 on Oct 29, 2016 10:55:15 GMT -5
DS2 has a tongue tie and I'm freaking out a little bit about the procedure. I know it's minor, but still. The pedi and Google told me about the procedure itself, but I'm curious about the healing/ post op stuff.
Post by jennybeans on Oct 29, 2016 13:50:54 GMT -5
E had hers revised at ~4 weeks. She had a posterior tongue tie and a minor lip tie.
Did an ENT, pedi or DDS perform it? We used a pediatric dentist who specializes in ties.
Lasered or snipped? Laser
How was your LO's healing? A lot of bleeding? No bleeding. It took about 5 minutes and she was nursing immediately after. Gave some Tylenol for the first 3-4 days after and arnica water on the recommendation of the dentist and LC.
How long did it take to heal? Did stretches for 3 weeks afterwards 4 times a day. She hates them but I'm hopeful nothing reattached..
Anything else that could be helpful? Check out the Facebook group 'tongue tie babies support group'. There is a ton of information there and a list of providers who specialize in ties and who have good reviews.
Both kids have been done by 2 weeks old. Both snipped by ENTs. Bled for 10 minutes. Never done stretches with either. DS is 2.5 and nothing reattached. DD is 3 days out from hers. Should do a stretch today if I remember.
Post by jennybeans on Oct 29, 2016 15:45:38 GMT -5
Arnica is a homeopathic remedy that is supposed to help with pain. It was recommended by the doctor. I don't know if it did much but it made me feel a little better than constantly dosing her with Tylenol. E didn't really fuss much other than when I did the stretches.
My LO got hers clipped at 4 days old. It was snipped by a pediatrician, she is breastfeeding specialist though (FABM). There was practically no bleeding. The worst part of the procedure was strapping her down. Because they numbed her she didn't feel any pain and didn't seem to feel any pain after. She was able to breastfeed just fine (struggled at first right after procedure because her mouth was numb). It seemed to heal within a day or two but honestly I didn't even notice because it didn't seem to bother her. My nipples were healed within two days and breastfeeding was SO much easier. I am so very glad I had it done.
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