Why am I (or my baby) having problems with breastfeeding?

Why am I (or my baby) having problems with breastfeeding?

Many new mothers dream of connecting with their newborns through nursing, and when breastfeeding is difficult, this can leave moms feeling mistakenly guilty or even depressed. At Colorado Tongue Tie, we offer life-changing treatment for children with tongue tie issues that are keeping them from latching and breastfeeding successfully. If you are a nursing mother experiencing difficulties, call us today at (720) 945-1234 to schedule a consultation.

What Causes Tongue and Lip Tie?

The medical term for the condition known as tongue tie is “ankyloglossia”. Tongue tie occurs when there are abnormalities in band of tissue (known as the lingual frenulum) that connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If this tissue is too short and tight, it can cause the movement of the tongue to be restricted.

Lip ties occur when there are abnormalities with the small piece of tissue (known as the labial frenulum) that connects a child’s lip to their gums. If the frenulum is too large or too tight, it can restrict the movement of the upper lip. Lip ties prevent infants from breastfeeding, and in some severe cases can even make it difficult for a baby to feed from a bottle.

Issues Related to Tongue and Lip Tie

If your baby has lip or tongue tie, breastfeeding issues aren’t the only thing that can be affected. Untreated tongue tie can lead to other issues down the road, including:

  • Difficulties with speech and articulation
  • Trouble eating solid foods
  • Neck and back pain

Give us a call today if you are having trouble nursing your baby, or you suspect that your child may have lip or tongue tie.yur you suspect that your child may have lip or tongue tie.

A Common Issue with a Simple Solution

Throughout his 30 years of experience as a pediatric dentist, Dr. Jesse has seen many children struggle with daily activities such as speech, sleep, and even breathing. The more tongue and lip tie release procedures he performed, the more he realized how pervasive these issues really are. Studies have found that an estimated 4-11% of babies are born with tongue tie. But there is hope!

The simple, effective frenectomy treatment can greatly improve the lives of children and nursing mothers, and help your little ones avoid bigger problems down the road.

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A Common Issue with a Simple Solution

At Colorado Tongue Tie, we are passionate about helping and children and their families thrive. Dr. Jesse performs gentle tongue and lip tie release surgeries, and we always keep parents well-informed throughout the process. Call us today to schedule a consultation, and our friendly, knowledgeable team will be happy to assist you.

Healthy Tongues, Healthy Lives

At Colorado Tongue Tie, we want to bring comfort to you and your family by diagnosing and treating tethered oral tissues (TOTs) that affect infants, adolescents, and adults. Our procedures can correct breastfeeding issues, speech and airway problems, and neck and back pain in patients from infancy to adulthood. We use cool laser technology to ensure that our treatments are fast, effective and as painless as possible. And our team strives to create a compassionate environment where every patient feels comfortable.

Schedule an appointment today!