Tongue-tie release at 3 weeks due to pain and inefficient milk transfer: one week review Thank you to this mum for sharing her story and highlighting a team approach to tongue tie management and better feeding.
A shout out of thanks to her student midwife Hannah Howe for helping her to identify the hidden issue and referring her, and to IBCLC Brenda from The Gentle Village and Dr Emily from Belridge Chiropractic for their support to help them achieve a good outcome.
Disclaimer: Any surgical procedure carries risk, and individual results may vary. Before proceeding with this surgery, you should seek a second opinion with an appropriately qualified practitioner.
A shout out of thanks to our colleagues at Mindarie Chiropractic Centre for their role in this mum and baby’s journey.
I highly value the input and light manual therapy of all the chiropractors I regularly work with.
This mum reported she has a different baby and has become an advocate for bodywork. She was happy to share the value she perceived after her initial uncertainty.
This mum and bub presented for tongue tie release due to painful and inefficient breastfeeding, and poor weight gain. Mum was more aware of tongue ties after experiencing problems with her first child, and so this time she presented much earlier in their feeding journey.
This video documents their progress at the 1 week mark, and the value of a combination approach with lactation support and chiropractic treatment.
The procedure has had good impact on feeding and the entire family so far, and mum is hopeful for continued improvements moving forward.
Thank you to this mother for sharing her story to help promote more tongue tie awareness.
Any surgical procedure carries risk, and individual results may vary. Before proceeding with this surgery, you should seek a second opinion with an appropriately qualified practitioner.
A reasonably common scenario we come across is a baby and mother being sent home from hospital with nipple shields for feeding, with no further strategies or support to optimise feeding.
This is a patient story where one of those babies was able to feed properly for the first time immediately after lip and tongue tie surgery.
For us it was a memorable moment to see the relief and joy not only for mum, but for maternal grandmother too.
It highlights how impactful it may be if lip and tongue ties are ruled out when there is a need to rely on nipple shields for an extended period of time.
Another family’s story highlighting how valuable it may be to optimise breastfeeding before medicating babies with reflux like symptoms.
Another family’s story that highlights the value of taking a good breastfeeding history and checking for oral restrictions, prior to prescribing reflux medications for babies.
When a proper latch is achieved, swallowing of air is minimised and often reflux like symptoms are reduced.
The parents of our oldest baby patient to date (14 months old) share their experience one week post-surgery.
One family’s journey of a team approach to recovery post surgery.
Poor weight gain and tongue “thrush” – a one week post surgery review
Posterior tongue tie and lip tie release after scissors snip.
Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page.
Your friends or family will thank you later.