When my daughter was born, she had a poor nursing latch. It was painful
on one side especially. The nurse where she was born suspected tongue
tie, but it wasn’t obvious. We continue nursing and I ignored the
pain. I tried not to nurse on the “bad” side, because I didn’t
want it to hurt. There were nights she didn’t nurse for hours. She
couldn’t latch and just cried. When I went back to work, she wouldn’t
take a bottle at all or a sippy cup, spoon, medicine dropper, or anything
by mouth. At six months, we tried baby food. My husband had some success,
but mostly she screamed and pushed the food out of her mouth. At nine
months, our pediatrician referred us to an occupational therapist specializing
in food related issues. The OT suspected a tongue tie. We weren’t
sure of the diagnosis and we asked several trusted medical professionals,
who all said there was no tongue tie. Finally at a year old she would
put food in her mouth, but not swallow. Instead, the food was pushed back
out. We decided to make an appointment with Dr. Agarwal. Our baby girl
was diagnosed with a posterior tongue tie and an upper lip tie. He performed
a procedure to correct both.
The improvement is amazing! She nursed immediately and I couldn’t
even feel it. Within an hour, she was eating solid foods and swallowing!
At birth, my daughter weighed 9 lbs 2 oz. At one year, she weighed 17
lbs. A month after the revision, she has gained 3lbs in a months and is
now weighing in at over 20lbs. She eats everything and no more pain for mommy.
My husband and I were both really nervous about having a procedure done
on our baby. We had to drive 2 hours and I almost backed out. Dr. Agarwal
and his staff made us feel so comfortable with the procedure and the results
are amazing! We are so thankful to Dr. Agarwal and Agave Pediatrics!