How to be the Coach of your Own Team

I began this mini-series with a post called “Assembling the Dream Team to Treat Your Tongue-tied Infant”, in which we sought to dispel the myth that tongue ties are treated simply and easily through a frenectomy surgery alone. In reality, a large majority of the time you need to surround yourself with the right team of experts to help prepare …

The Back to Sleep Initiative, Tummy Time, and Container Babies

Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards – Post 7 In this post, I will discuss how many babies are detrimentally affected by the way they spend their time immobilized. The connection with the series goes back to the bodywork post. All of the tension from things mentioned in this post is even more detrimental in a baby with a tongue …

Role of the Functional Medicine Pediatrician

Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards – Post 6 Our blog series on assembling the ideal team to treat your tongue-tied infant continues today with amusing discussion of the role of a functional medicine pediatrician. Often, just having an IBLC and a bodyworker onboard to work with your baby before and after a frenectomy will be just fine. However, there …

Role of the Bodyworker

Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards – Post 5 Today we’re continuing our series on all different professionals who can offer support in the process of treating you, tongue-tied infant. Because tongue ties have such a wide range of consequences, there are a broad range of medical professionals whose input can help you and your child as you navigate post-birth …

The Role of IBCLCs After a Frenectomy

Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards – Post 4 In the previous post in this series about treating a tongue-tied infant, we talked about the value of consulting an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) before a frenectomy procedure. An IBCLC will guide parents towards breastfeeding methods which are comfier and healthier for both mom and baby, while offering advice …

The Role of IBCLCs before a Frenectomy

Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards – Post 3 The go-to treatment for infant tongue-tie is a surgical procedure called a frenectomy, which works by releasing restrictive embryonic fibers, or connective tissue, from the mouth in order to free up the tongue to move without restrictions. When parents receive a diagnosis of a tongue tie for their child, they are …

Understanding Tongue-Tie: Birth Onwards

Welcome to the first of a seven-part blog post series: Understanding Tongue Tie from Birth Onwards. Today, I’ll be guiding you through the modern birthing process, with the goal of fostering a deeper understanding of how induced labor affects infants in general and with some emphasis on tongue tied babies, thus empowering you to make more informed decisions early on …

Assembling the Dream Team to Treat Your Tongue-tied Infant

As a new parent, few things are as bewildering as a diagnosis of tongue tie in your infant. After all, there are many conflicting opinions among well-meaning healthcare professionals as to the nature, prognosis, and treatment of tongue-tied babies. Amidst such widespread misunderstanding of the problem, how can you be sure that you’re getting the best recommendations for the long-term …

The Various Treatment Modalities for Tongue Tie

As I alluded to in our last post about the life of a tongue tie, today I want to cover the various treatments that are available for tongue tie. Whether you are a parent of an infant with tongue tie, or an adult who has recently discovered that you have a tongue tie yourself, you should learn about the options …

The Various Treatment Modalities for Tongue Tie

As I alluded to in our last post about the life of a tongue tie, today I want to cover the various treatments that are available for tongue tie. Whether you are a parent of an infant with tongue tie, or an adult who has recently discovered that you have a tongue tie yourself, you should learn about the options …