Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding

Kalina’s journey with recurrent mastitis, pain and tongue tie…

2019-06-04T20:14:40+10:00June 4th, 2019|Creative Breastfeeding, Mastitis and plugged ducts, Tips to Settle Your Baby, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

When I met Kalina she was at the end of her rope. She had experienced mastitis while breastfeeding her now 8.5 month old, over and over again (a total of ELEVEN TIMES). Her baby continued to show signs of being unsettled while feeding and her breasts never felt drained or soft. She saw me as [...]


How we are failing breastfeeding women and their babies…

2019-05-14T09:21:22+10:00November 22nd, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

Dear Health Care Professional, Did you know that so many of us in the health field are failing breastfeeding women and their babies? It's happened so many times now since I started my private practice as an IBCLC. I cannot even begin to guess how often I've heard variations of [...]


How to get a better latch! The exaggerated latch or “flipple” breastfeeding technique…

2019-05-14T09:23:10+10:00April 27th, 2016|Common Breastfeeding Challenges, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

As I discuss here in this video, most babies will latch on the best when they are supported to self-attach on their own, with the mother in the "laid-back" breastfeeding position, or self-attachment in the "koala" hold. Here is a baby self-attaching in the laid-back position: But what about [...]


Tongue Ties and Breastfeeding…just a “fad”? An interview with Dr. Bobby Ghaheri

2019-05-14T09:25:48+10:00September 18th, 2015|Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

Are tongue and lip ties just a new "passing fad" within the breastfeeding community or is it a real challenge that has a solution? I asked women on my Facebook page, "What would you say to someone who states that tongue and lip ties are not a real thing that affects breastfeeding?" Here were some of [...]


When unexplained breastfeeding pain is an indicator of tongue and lip ties.

2019-05-14T09:30:36+10:00October 5th, 2014|Baby Reflux and Spitting Up, Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

I sat there with a new mother holding in my tears as she shared her story. Here she was with her 8 week old newborn, sitting on the couch wondering what to do next. She had already seen a handful of lactation consultants, midwives and a couple of doctors. Her nipples were red raw. Every single breastfeed [...]