Take Care of Your Baby’s Needs
There are two major frenums that we talk about: the labial, which is the lip, and then the lingual, which is the tongue. Lip tie and tongue tie in infants, very young children, sometimes can interfere with their ability to whether it’s to latch on or to drink from the bottle. It can inhibit their ability to grow. Just a simple procedure done with our CO2 laser can improve their ability to latch, as well as improve their ability to use a bottle.
As we get older, the lip tie and tongue tie, it tethers the bone down, it constricts growth. It has to do with the airway. It prevents them from being able to breathe correctly and being able to make certain sounds and sort we’re learning how to speak. It really figures into a lot of the development of a child as they’re growing up. Anywhere along the line, making those corrections can really improve the quality of life.
Just the other day, had a five-day-old infant, the mother’s first child, and she’s super scared. He wasn’t latching on and things like that and was referred over to us by their pediatrician. Gave the mom a followup phone call later that evening, and she was like, “He latched for the first time.” It was just a really great, rewarding experience.