Re: posterior tongue tie and upper lip tie
Clip it clip it clip it!
My DS had a mostly posterior tongue tie with some anterior involvment, with a very thick and fibrous frenum, and we only got it clipped a couple weeks ago -- and he's now two years old! The tip of his tongue was free enough that it was missed at birth and subsequent pediatricians all dismissed it. I also had a massive oversupply and OALD; for him the problem was not getting milk out, but rather, not drowning in it. Every time I asked about it, the doctors all said "he's gaining well, let's wait and see". He never babbled much, and was diagnosed with a speech delay. When I asked if the tie was a contributing factor, I was told no.
Finally, at two years of age, we took him to an ENT who confirmed, yes, tongue tied and needs to be clipped. We eventually took him to a dentist who used a laser, instead of the full frenuloplasty the ENT wanted to perform. The ENT and dentist both said that the short frenum was likely contributing to his speech delay, primarily because he simply couldn't move the back half of his tongue.
I really wish that we'd had the procedure done when he was a tiny baby, because the stretching exercises that are needed after the clip to keep the tongue loose are MUCH harder to perform on a toddler with a full set of teeth!
Good luck with it!
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