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Breastfeeding is a deeply bonding experience that nurtures the physical and emotional well-being of both mother and baby. However, certain challenges, such as lip and tongue ties, can hinder the breastfeeding journey. We will explore the benefits of having a newborn’s lip tie and tongue tie released by Collin Naugher, APRN, CPNP-PC. A compassionate expert at Origins Birth and Wellness Collective’s Latch and Laser Clinic, Collin has personal experience with four out-of-hospital births. With this expertise, he brings a unique understanding and comprehensive care to families seeking a successful breastfeeding experience. He works hand-in-hand with an Origins IBCLC to ensure a smooth transition into the breastfeeding relationship with your newborn.
Understanding Lip Ties and Tongue Ties: Lip and tongue ties are common conditions in newborns where the frenulum (the small band of tissue connecting the lip to the gum or the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is too tight, restricting the range of motion. These restrictions can lead to difficulties with latching, sucking, and transferring milk effectively during breastfeeding. Recognizing and addressing these ties early on can significantly enhance the breastfeeding experience for both mother and baby.
Improved Latch and Milk Transfer: Tie revisions (called frenectomies) remove the tissue or tight frenulum under the tongue or upper lip. Collin Naugher, APRN, CPNP-PC uses a state-of-the-art CO2 laser for a safe and quick procedure that allows for greater tongue and lip mobility. Lip and tongue tie releases can greatly improve a baby’s ability to latch onto the breast correctly. By releasing the restrictive tissue, the baby gains better mobility and control over their lips and tongue, leading to a deeper latch and more effective milk transfer. This, in turn, can alleviate pain, improve milk supply, and enhance the overall breastfeeding experience for the mother.
Increased Milk Supply: Effective milk removal is crucial for maintaining and increasing milk supply. When a baby has a lip or tongue tie, they may struggle to extract milk efficiently, which can result in a decreased milk supply for the mother. By releasing the ties, this helps to optimize milk removal, stimulating the breasts to produce an adequate supply of milk and promoting a healthy breastfeeding relationship.
Alleviation of Discomfort and Pain: Breastfeeding should not be a painful experience. However, lip and tongue ties can cause nipple pain, soreness, and even damage due to ineffective latch and poor milk transfer. Collin’s expertise in releasing lip and tongue ties can alleviate these issues, allowing the baby to latch more comfortably and ensuring a pain-free breastfeeding experience for the mother.
Bonding and Emotional Connection: Breastfeeding is not just about nourishment; it is also a profound opportunity for bonding and emotional connection between mother and baby. When lip and tongue ties hinder breastfeeding, it can lead to frustration, stress, and a sense of disconnect. By addressing these ties, it helps to create an environment where mothers can forge a deep emotional bond with their babies through successful breastfeeding, fostering a sense of joy and fulfillment.
Supportive Care from a Midwifery Advocate: Collin Naugher’s personal experience as a dad who utilized midwifery care through four birthing journeys brings a unique understanding and empathy to his role as a practitioner. He recognizes the transformative power of breastfeeding and is committed to providing compassionate care to families seeking a successful breastfeeding experience. Collin’s expertise, combined with his personal journey, allows him to offer practical advice, emotional support, and a deep understanding of the challenges and triumphs that come with breastfeeding.
Choosing to have a newborn’s lip tie and tongue tie released can feel intimidating but our goal is to help you on your breastfeeding journey. Through improved latch, enhanced milk transfer, pain relief, and emotional connection, families can experience the joys of breastfeeding with confidence and support. Collin’s expertise, coupled with his personal experience as an experienced dad, makes him a trusted partner in unlocking the potential of breastfeeding, empowering families to embark on a rewarding and fulfilling bonding experience with their precious little ones.
To schedule your consultation or if you need further details, please contact us at 817.562.2828. We look forward to helping you on your journey!