Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding

Video of how a baby’s tongue moves while breastfeeding!

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Tongue/Lip Ties and Breastfeeding|

Did you know, your baby's tongue moves in a wave like motion while breastfeeding?! Yes! It's true! This is why when people say, "Oh, well your baby can stick his tongue out so he's not tongue tied" makes NO SENSE. Whether or not your baby can poke their tongue out is NOT the way you [...]


How we are failing breastfeeding women and their babies…

2017-07-24T09:36:25+00:00November 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. A [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:26+00:00April 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 cannot [...]


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

2017-07-24T09:36:27+00:00September 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+00:00October 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 [...]