Tongue Tie Treatment in Fresno
Dr. Brooke Bargamian-Courtright
Fresno Family Wellness Group

Tongue Tie Treatment in Fresno: Fresno Family Wellness Group deals with an array of breastfeeding and latch issues and specializes in treating tongue and lip ties. Tongue tie occurs when the thin piece of skin under the baby’s tongue restricts the ability to move the tongue. This condition can prevent a baby from properly latching to the breast.

Treat tongue tie early to prevent many issues

Lip and tongue ties not only make it difficult for the child to latch and breast feed correctly, but cause extreme tension in the mouth, head and neck, which can lead to other issues.

Signs of tongue tie in infants:

  • Heart shaped or a flat, broad tongue
  • Inability of tongue to raise to roof of mouth
  • Stiffness/Arching of body and/or neck
  • A high-arched palate
  • Clicking when feeding/poor closure around the nipple
  • Refuses pacifier
  • Blisters around the lips

Symptoms in breastfeeding parent:

  • Cracked/bleeding nipples
  • Mastitis/plugged ducts
  • Decreased milk supply/Failure to produce milk/Not enough milk production
  • Discomfort while nursing
  • Baby feeding from only one breast

Signs of tongue tie in adults if left untreated:

  •  TMJ Disorder/Popping and clicking in jaw
  • Constant teeth gritting
  • Head and neck tension
  • Recessed jaw
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Problems pronouncing certain words
  • Digestive issues
  • Cavities
  • Chronic bad breath

Tongue tie bodywork provides relief for baby and parent

Bodywork on an infant is always gentle and tuned into baby’s unique needs. Dr. Brooke will use hands-on assessments to locate areas of decreased mobility, tightness or restriction and aids parents in the stretching of tongue and lips post-operation. Bodywork helps baby with body awareness and maximizes the baby’s access to natural movements through the nervous system. Dr. Brooke understands that the whole body plays a part in breastfeeding, and other bodily functions, so there are improvements can occur in multiple areas after multiple treatments. Bodywork can make a substantial difference in the demeanor of a child and can help creates a better bonding experience with parents, especially when breastfeeding.

Call today to naturally treat tongue tie

Dr. Brooke has treated countless infants with tongue tie issues and other conditions. Give us a call today at (559) 478-4583.

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