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Ankyloglossia – Recognition of the many different forms & Impact on Breastfeeding and Lifelong Health

by Dr. James Murphy, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: Yes

The concept of Tongue Tie has changed as expertise in the recognition and management of this entity has expanded. Also the consequences of not recognizing and effectively managing this entity and the “Faux Ties” which mimic it are many and expanding as data is collected to document the relationship. Breastfeeding is the most obvious and most severely affected function in infancy. Additional problems become apparent as the infant grows and develops into an ever more complicated organism. This presentation will discuss the many variations of tongue anatomy which present as a Tongue Tie, how to recognize each of these and the consequences of not managing this problem effectively in early infancy.

Learning Objectives:

1.Recognize the various forms of presentation of Tongue Tie 2. How I Identify a Lingual Frenulum as Causing a Functional Impairment of Tongue Movement 3. Discuss shared experiences of Clinical Experts regarding Outcomes of Missed Treatment Encounters