"Symptoms such as nipple pain, slow weight gain and a fussy baby may be signs that your child has a lip or a tongue tie. How can you tell if there’s really an issue? What are your treatment options? And what does this mean for your breastfeeding relationship?"
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Video Published on Jun 24, 2014
We have scoured the web, watched many videos, and read hundreds of articles about tongue ties. We found that while there is quite a bit of clinical information about the procedure, the story from the mother's perspective is often missing. Some of these stories are so powerful, we decided to share them. We created a video of mother's telling their unique tongue tie stories, so hopefully other mothers who are having similar issues with breastfeeding can connect and know that they are not the only ones going through this situation. It was so amazing to hear what a difference this procedure can make to a family and the relationship between baby and mom.
Though each experience can be incredibly unique, we would like to share a few of these success stories with the breastfeeding community, through this video. We remain committed to help mothers to breastfeed who are having issues with tongue tie and upper lip tie. To date till June 2014, Dr. Rajeev Agarwal has performed over 1500 lingual frenectomies and over 400 labial frenectomies, and these families were a part of that development. Please watch, enjoy, and share!
Dr. Bobby Gharheri Interview with GOLD LACTATION for their TONGUE-TIE 2014 CONFERENCE SERIES.
"GOLD Lactation is proud to announce a NEW SERIES of lectures called Tongue-Tie 2014. We're offering new topics by leading industry experts to dive into this hot topic. Designed to meet the needs of IBCLC's, physicians, nurses, midwives, doulas, and other health care professionals working in breastfeeding or lactation issues, this package addresses the problems faced by infants with structural challenges and compromised sucking skills. As well, this special package touches on current lactation research, and staff education of this health care specialty.
Offered as a separate product from our main conference, Tongue-Tie 2014 is available as an add-on feature only to those who register for the GOLD Lactation Online Conference. *There are no live presentations with this series of lectures, all of the Tongue-Tie Pack lectures have been pre-recorded."
Malina & Carter's Story
My name is Malina. My boyfriend and I have a 6 month old baby boy together named Carter, who was born on September 9th, 2013 at six pounds, 12 ounces. That day was the start of an emotional journey for us. Carter was diagnosed with reflux when he was a little over a month old and was having a very hard time gaining weight with breastfeeding because of it. Because of this, we supplemented with several different formulas including Elecare. I completely changed my diet and eliminated dairy, soy and a few other "main allergy" products. It was hard to change my diet, but breast feeding my son meant more to me than a good meal any day. At Carter’s three month appointment, the nurse started freaking out over his weight. Being a first time mother, I had no idea that his weight was even an issue as our pediatrician never seemed to be worried about it. At three months old, he weighed a little over 8 pounds.
"Focus on the Function, NOT THE FRENULUM!"