Help! Tongue tie snipped yesterday - feeding has got much worse.

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Dd was born at 30 weeks and is now 7 weeks old. She was fed with a feeding tube until recently. In the Nicu I suspected tongue tie but no-one would listen. We got home 10 days ago with the feeding tube and the health visitor confirmed tongue tie. She was still being tube fed and was not able to latch on so we ended up giving her bottles of my expressed breast milk which she took relatively easily although very slowly.

Long and short of it is that she had the tongue tie snipped yesterday, no crying, no blood. Still won't breastfeed , in fact really doesn't want to go near the breast. But also is barely taking her bottle now either - she has forgotten how to suck and has hardly taken any milk since yesterday. We are really worried now as the tongue tie snipping seems to have made it worse.

I've left a message for my HV but wondered if anyone else had a similar experience?

Mondaybaby Thu 27-Feb-14 11:58:13

Hi, gosh you have been through a lot. My dd had her TT snipped and it immediately improved things and that improvement was sustained. I have done a lot of research into this area, as I am also professionally interested, and I have not read of the frenotomy making feeding worse. Occasionally no objective improvement is seen. But anyway, you need to get some expert help from a lactation consultant quickly in order to help reestablish a good latch and good feeding. Do you know who your infant feeding specialist is in your area? Probably either a midwife or HV. You can find out by phoning your HV office. Any HV in your area should know this. Meanwhile keep her close and lots of cuddles. And keep offering her your breast or ebm from a bottle. I wish I could offer more advice. Good luck.

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