How Does a Tongue Tie or Lip Tie Affect Breastfeeding?

How Does a Tongue Tie or Lip Tie Affect Breastfeeding?

By Mary Claire Burks, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist A “tongue tie” is a tethered band of tissue or “frenulum” that connects your baby’s tongue to the bottom of his or her mouth. An “upper lip tie” is a tethered oral tissue or “frenulum” that connects your baby’s lip to the top of his or her mouth. […]

10 Steps to the Breast Start

10 Steps to the Breast Start

1. All you need is breast milk!  Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of your baby’s life. Breast milk is a wonderful gift to your baby that only you can provide. 2. Frequent breast feeds — not formula.  It […]