Maybe you've sought help but have yet to find answers, leaving you more confused than ever. Perhaps you have received a diagnosis of tongue-tie, but aren't sure how to proceed. Or you may have been given conflicting information about whether your baby has a tongue-tie.
Blossom is here to help you figure it out, with our expert knowledge and customized care. Find out if your baby's feeding issues are due to tongue-tie, and if so, how it can be effectively treated. Our tried-and-tested protocols have helped tongue-tied babies feed better. When these babies feed better, they also feel better. In our experience, many of their fussiness and sleep issues, when related to feeding poorly, improve significantly after treatment. If we determine that tongue-tie is not the culprit, we can still assist with identifying the cause and finding a solution.
Tongue-tie is a common issue that causes feeding problems. These problems usually present shortly after birth and can cause a lot of frustration for both babies and parents, if not promptly diagnosed and treated.
Most people are familiar with anterior tongue-tie, where the tip of the tongue is tethered to the front of the mouth. However, posterior tongue-tie, where the tethering is further back, is less well-known even among medical professionals, but can be just as troublesome. Lip-ties are sometimes present, however tongue-ties are more common and usually produce the majority of symptoms.
Treating tongue-tie and lip-tie is usually a straightforward, low-risk procedure and can often lead to resolution of symptoms, some immediately, others gradually over time.
As a mother of 2 children whose posterior tongue-ties were diagnosed shortly after birth, Dr Chan personally understands the frustration, anxiety, and grief that can accompany the difficulty feeding tongue-tied newborns. After her experience, she was inspired to become a lactation consultant to assist other moms through breastfeeding challenges. She was also compelled to shadow renowned tongue-tie expert Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, to learn his technique in tongue-tie treatment. She has been treating tongue-tie and lip-tie since 2018.