I never thought I would see the day but I do actually have a child now who is tongue-tied...literally. Our visit to the pediatrician the other day confirmed my suspicions that the little bit of stuff under her tongue is attached a bit too far towards the front. Technically speaking, she has a tight frenulum. There is a minor procedure that can be done to correct this within the first year - it just involves snipping it back. As she grows a little older the same surgery will involve stitches. I'm a bit torn about what to do about this. After dealing with major speech issues in this household I'd like to just do the procedure now and hope for the best with her nursing and speech issues. She nurses well enough to get plenty of nourishment but I had noticed that her nursing habits are a bit...different and occasionally frustrating for me, although she's never complained. Now I know why. Anyone else have any experience with this? I'd sure appreciate hearing about it!
By the way, since my camera is still on the fritz, that is *not* Tali's tongue - I lifted that photo from www.breastfeed.com