Newborn Lip/Tongue Tie Release

Although often overlooked, an infant’s tongue- and/or lip-ties  can lead to feeding struggles that affect the child’s weight gain and ultimately cause mothers to stop breastfeeding. If you or your baby are struggling with any of the symptoms below, please contact our office at (847) 498-1595 for a consultation and potential treatment or appropriate referral for care.

Mothers symptoms may include:

  • Painful nursing
  • Creased or flattened nipples
  • Blistered or cut nipples
  • Incomplete breast drainage
  • Plugged ducts or mastitis
  • Inability to nurse without using a nipple shield
  • Decreased milk supply

Babies symptoms include:

  • Poor latch
  • Poor weight gain
  • Reflux or frequent spitting up
  • Frequent gassiness and fussiness
  • Clicking or smacking noises when eating
  • Dribbling milk out of mouth
  • Frustration when eating
  • Inability to hold a pacifier
  • Prolonged nursing or bottle-feeding sessions

We work closely with lactation consultants to determine if laser treatment is necessary to alleviate symptoms and improve the overall breastfeeding experience.

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