If your child has a lip tie, Colorado Tongue Tie offers compassionate treatment and life-changing solutions. Lip ties occur when there are abnormalities with the small piece of tissue (known as the 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.
Signs of a Lip Tie
Lip ties can affect your baby’s ability to latch and feed, and they can also cause a painful nursing experiencing. Some signs that your child may have a lip tie include:
- Various nursing difficulties
- Failure to gain weight
- Clicking sound while feeding
- Ineffective milk transfer
Treatment for Your Child
At Colorado Tongue Tie, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide treatment that is as fast, effective and painless as possible. We use a cold, non-touch laser to minimize discomfort after the procedure and quicken the healing process. Unlike procedures that are performed with a scalpel, cold lasers seal blood vessels during treatment so your child experiences little to no bleeding. No sutures are needed afterward, and the laser sterilizes the wound so the risk of infection is very minimal.
Call Today for a Consultation
If you are a breastfeeding mother feeling discouraged and frustrated, Colorado Tongue Tie can help with a gentle frenotomy. This treatment will make breastfeeding easier for your child, and can dramatically improve your nursing experience along with your emotional well-being. Call us today at (720) 507-0077 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our office for a consultation. We are conveniently located at 4704 Harlan Street, Denver, CO 80212.