Re: tongue-tie/receeded mandible. Anyone had it?
Funny you post this! My son is 14 months and is having a frenectomy tomorrrow.
I will tell you this. Because you waited 3 months chances are the doctors will ask you to wait until 1 year. Your baby now has to be put under a general anesthesia and the procedure can't be done in the office anymore- they reserve that for newborns under 2 weeks of age. The chance is now too great your baby could twist and turn while the doctor is snipping and he could snip too far or in the wrong spot.
The reason why they will most likely tell you to wait until 1 year is because supposedly many of the tongue ties will stretch to a normal length and you won't need the surgery. In my research, I think that's an exaggeration but I think many children and adults overcome being tongue tied.
In my son's experience with being tongue tied, I had no clue until we switched pedi's and she pointed it out to me. Nursing was and is a struggle, I have constant sore nipples and have dealt with long-term low supply issues. But we somehow have made it through and are still basically breastfeeding exclusively, with the exception of solids here and there.
DS has great difficult swallowing because of his tongue tie and that's the motivation for us to have it repaired now. He basically can't move food from the front of his tongue to the back, nursing he figured out because the breast is drawn into his mouth and the milk drips back there. Also, you know when you eat then clean your teeth up a bit with your tongue? My son would never be able to do that, can you imagine? Gross!
Anyways tomorrow at 7:30 we're heading to the surgery center and he's having it repaired. It's a quick procedure but he is going to have stitches under his tongue too.
HTH and definately ask your pedi about this. A pediatric ENT is doing the frenectomy on Logan btw. :P
Good luck- you CAN still nurse w/ tongue tie it just takes a lot of work on latching and a little humor and patience. DS's is so bad he can't extend his tongue over his bottom teeth.