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Dr. Helena Taylor Clinic

Helena Taylor Clinic

Breastfeeding

Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding

Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding: Top 5 challenging ways to successful nursing

Tongue tie or ankyloglossia is a condition where the tissue connecting the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter or tighter. It can affect various functions of the tongue and cause complications such as breastfeeding, speaking, and swallowing difficulties. This condition can lead to physical as well as emotional impacts on both the baby and the parents. Signs of tongue tie include a poor latch, clicking while nursing, gassiness, and reflux in babies, whereas, in mothers, it may result in pain during nursing, low milk supply, and nipple issues. Untreated tongue tie can also influence speech development and social interactions in growing children. Early diagnosis and treatment can alleviate these issues.

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Guide to Breastfeeding

Nurturing Bond: Essential 101 Guide to Breastfeeding for New Mothers

The article emphasizes the importance of breastfeeding, referring to breastmilk as “liquid gold”, and its benefits for the health and emotional bond of both the baby and the mother. Breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition, immunity, and contributes to healthy development in infants. The article also offers practical advice for new mothers including dietary recommendations, sources of support, and tips on learning the process. The writers reinforce the guidance from midwives and healthcare providers at Dr. Helena Taylor’s clinic.

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