Re: Frenectomy Story
If your wife was suffering pain while nursing, then the frenectomy was necessary. I can tell you, as the mother of a child who had a 3rd-4th degree tongue tie that was NOT clipped until age two, that having that procedure done now was the right thing to do. It is MUCH harder on the child the older they are, and that tongue tie can lead to dental problems and speech delays. My son had to have his four upper incisors capped at 17 months of age because he could not lick the food off them. He is speech delayed because he could not move the back half of his tongue. The pain your baby felt was undoubtedly real and no doubt very hard for you to experience, but you did the right thing. The shrieking of a baby in pain is hard to deal with, but the shrieking of a toddler is much, much worse.
Please make sure you do the stretching exercises to keep the tongue from forming too much scar tissue -- scar tissue could cause the tongue to be just as tight as before.
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