When DS was born, he had difficulty latching, and so I used a nipple shield for the first 9 weeks. We saw several LCs, and only one diagnosed him with mild tongue-tie, so we weren't sure if he really had it, since we had conflicting opinions. Because he was gaining weight well and I wasn't in any pain (thanks to the nipple shield), we opted not to get his tongue clipped.
Anyways, now he's almost one, and I think he does have tongue-tie. He doesn't stick out his tongue past his teeth, and it's slightly indented in the middle when he tries. He's still nursing well, and so I don't have any immediate reason to clip his tongue, except to prevent future problems. I'm actually worried that if we do clip it, we'd have some issues nursing because he'd have to relearn how to use his tongue, and I kind of don't want to mess with it. But on the other hand, it does seem to make sense to clip it before it has an impact on his speech development and other things.
Has anyone had their baby's tongue clipped when they were around 1 or so? Do you think I should do it, or just wait to see if it causes any problems? I'm kind of kicking myself for not dealing with it when he was a newborn, since it would have been so much easier - but at the time, we weren't sure if that was really the problem and the surgery, although minor, was such a scary idea...