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Infant & Mother

 
 

Immediate Problems for Infant & Mother

When an infant is suffering due to a tight lip tie, the infant will have difficulty latching. A tight latch results in difficulties for both the infant and the mother:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Infant

Mother

Unable to develop/sustain a latch

Difficulty or inability to breastfeed

Unable to hold a pacifier

Painful compression of nipples

Rotting of the front teeth

Cracked/bleeding nipples

Compromised maternal milk supply

Mastitis, engorgement, thrush

Extended nursing episodes

Plugged ducts

Falling asleep on the breast

Slow weight loss from pregnancy

Poor weight gain/weight loss

Low milk supply

Excessive gassiness

Frustration, fatigue, disappointment

Reflux

Feeling guilty

Dribbling milk

Post-partum depression


 


Treatment

Today, the best treatment for resolving the issue of lip tie is the laser. Our office prides itself on being one of very few that uses the laser (ER: YAG). It has been found that the parents preferred method to revise the lip tie, is with the laser. The laser allows the procedure to be quick and easy, with little to no bleeding. Also, infants do not need anesthesia either! Prior to the introduction of laser, knives and scissors were used, causing more bleeding and pain, and required sutures to finish the procedure. That day and age is now behind us, with laser technology we can take care of your infant as quickly and painlessly as possible with a much quicker recovery time, and with no anesthesia or sutures required.

 


Post Procedure 

 As soon as the surgery is completed, the mother can then nurse the infant.  The mother's nipple is pain free immediately and the infant latches immediately.

 

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.
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