Sleep Issues And An Overlooked Cause Pt 2
In my last posting I recapped my year of nursing and sleep issues with Beaner and was headed to the pediatricians for a solution. This would be my second time proposing that he has some sort of tongue tie and I was prepared with research and ready to advocate for my little guy even if it meant getting second and third opinions.
After presenting my case and ruling out any other physical issues she looked deeper and agreed that he indeed had a mild posterior tongue tie and a very tight lip tie.
Normally a tongue tie can be corrected with a simple in clinic procedure by an ENT but ideally it would have been done when a child is a small infant as the membrane that is cut is thinner and only a local anesthetic would be needed.
Beaner will be one years old in a few weeks and this will not be a in office snip but a minor surgery with him needing a general anesthetic.
We have to consider the pros and cons, how long our breastfeeding relationship will be and if we decide to not do anything will he end up having to have the procedure later on due to speech issues. We won’t know about the speech issues until later and now we are dealing with the eating/sleeping issues.
We have a consultation with a pediatric ENT in a few weeks, plenty of time to discuss what we would like to do. One thing we do know is that it doesn’t get better, it won’t go away.