Yep, this really happened to me. I struggled and struggled with breastfeeding, but nobody could tell me why it was so hard and my daughter seemed “fussy”. Finally, when she was 6 years old, I looked in her mouth and….she had a lip tie. All of the people I went to for help could have noticed it…if they had the proper education on the importance of screening for tongue and lip ties. Left untreated, tongue and lip ties can cause painful latching, difficulty latching, slow weight gain, sleep apnea, colic, speech issues, tooth decay, and misaligned teeth. Find out more information here.
And if you are told that it’s normal, don’t buy it. IT’S NOT.
That’s my story! The good news is we’re finally going to get it fixed. I cringe to ask, but– do you have a story like this?