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Building a Clinical Tongue-Tie Care Plan Families Can Work With

by Eugenia (Gina) Nigro, BBA, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 CME, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: Yes

When tethered oral tissues (TOTS) are impacting feeding, a care plan must be tailored to the unique circumstances of the parent(s), the baby and the reality of their environment. Parents are often feeling overwhelmed and desperate and from the moment of our initial consult, our nurturing care and guidance provide safety and relaxation. When parents feel understood, they often cry and release a massive amount of stress. The flow of oxytocin and endorphins can soothe their emotional pain as they begin to trust that help is possible. We calmly identify areas needing attention, we prioritise them, and we find out what is most easily doable for the parent(s) among the top priorities. Each step of the care plan offers choices (in regards to feeding, positioning, milk supply, exercises, etc) that will positively impact both the wellbeing and the feeding experience. We help parents to understand that feeding is a whole body activity and that an improvement in any area gives ripples of improvement in the others. We make adjustments as needed, and the changes begin to flourish. We replace fear and confusion with confidence and flexibility. Parents understand “the why” of each step and begin to enjoy that they themselves are driving the positive change!

Learning Objectives:

1: List at least 3 key points to share with parents to help prepare them for their infant's tongue-tie release.
2: Describe indicators that an infant is ready for a tongue-tie release.
3: List at least 3 key points to share with parents to help prepare them for caring for their infant after tongue-tie release.

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