Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding

How we are failing breastfeeding women and their babies…

2019-03-13T11:29:26+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 the same heartbreaking story. [...]


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

2019-02-28T13:52:52+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 the babies who [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:27+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.

2018-10-07T13:16:18+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 [...]