Has your little one just been diagnosed with a lip or tongue-tie and needs a frenectomy? If so, there’s no need to let your parental worry kick-in just yet. In fact, thanks to modern technology, treating this issue is more pain-free, streamlined, and simple than ever. Many children and infants are able to make a quick recovery, all while enjoying full function of their smile thanks to the successful procedure. Read on to learn more about what recovery from a frenectomy will look like for your little one.(more…)
Chicago Tongue-Tie Center Blog
September 15, 2022
August 18, 2022
Tongue-ties are being diagnosed and treated more frequently thanks to parents who are learning the signs to spot them on social media and from internet searches. While many people are aware that this condition can cause excessive drooling and poor weight gain, some don’t know of the more nuanced flags that a child has a tongue-tie, like what types of foods they may or may not gravitate towards eating. Read on to learn how a tongue-tie may be affecting what foods your little one eats.(more…)
July 19, 2022
Does your child have a tongue-tie? Are you concerned that it is causing issues with their ability to eat, breathe, or even speak? Problems associated with a lack of oral function typically occur during infancy but can develop as you get older. Learning you require a frenectomy can be a bit alarming if you don’t know what to expect or how long recovery will take. Read on to discover what kind of timeframe you or your child will need after undergoing this type of procedure.(more…)
June 14, 2022
You don’t get it. You’ve worked with a lactation consultant, and you’re doing everything right. Yet your baby can’t seem to breastfeed properly, your nipples hurt, and you both are getting frustrated. When you’re told that they may have a tongue-tie that needs to be resolved, you feel a little nervous about subjecting your tiny newborn to treatment. Here’s a step-by-step guide for what to expect before, during, and after tongue-tie treatment to put your fears to rest.(more…)
March 10, 2022
As a new parent, you’re excited to share a special bond with your little one, especially because you plan on breastfeeding. While some blog posts or well-meaning friends say it’s the most natural thing in the world, you seem to struggle. The baby doesn’t latch on properly, and your nipples hurt. You don’t know what to do, frustrating you both.
Before you switch permanently to bottles, consider this: your problem may not be your technique—your baby could have a tongue tie impairing your ability to nurse.(more…)
January 14, 2022
You’ve done everything the lactation specialist said you should do, and your newborn baby is still not latching properly. As a parent, you naturally start to worry that you’re making a mistake somehow.
Stop! It may not be something you’re doing at all. It could be an issue with your baby’s mouth.
Most people have a small amount of tissue connecting the lips and tongue to the rest of the oral cavity. However, for some people, predominantly children and infants, this connective tissue (which is called a frenulum) is extra thick or short, restricting movement. But you’re not a pediatric dentist! How can you tell whether your child has this problem? Here are some symptoms to look for that could indicate a lip or tongue tie.(more…)