Does my baby have a tongue tie?

What is a Tongue Tie or Ankyloglossia?

Click here for Queensland Health’s Information Fact sheet.

If you suspect your baby might have a tongue-tie or a provider you have seen suggests a diagnosis, you and your baby deserve actionable, realistic guidance & support that will help you discover, action and prepare for treatment and recovery.

Tongue ties develop around 9 weeks in utero.

Signs of a tongue tie in a baby can be visual and functional in nature- you can see the short frenulum, baby can not elevate the tongue when crying, or baby suffers from excess gas, white coating on the tongue, heart shaped/ sting ray look of the tongue.

Signs of a tongue tie in a mum can be physical (painful shallow latch, damaged/misshapen nipples), clicking (snap back or baby losing suction), frustration when feeding, mastitis.

Identification of a tie, painful breastfeeding experiences and stress and concern about treatment are very stressful, overwhelming and often frustrating for many parent’s, as often sign’s and symptoms have been misdiagnosed and even dismissed.

Clarity, guidance and non- judgmental help is what I offer.

Each baby needs accurate individual assessment, planning and support when it comes to feeding.

Whether a frenectomy is indicated there is a formula to follow which includes assessment, establishment of milk supply, body work preparation and IBCLC support before and after release. This sets you and your baby up for “best practice” release and recovery.

Book here for a oral assessment today: https://app.milknotes.com/calendar?id=1530

 

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