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Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, MD

  • Speaker Type: Tongue-tie Lecture Pack 2014, Tongue-Tie
  • Country: U.S.A.

Bobby Ghaheri, MD is a board certified ear, nose and throat specialist with The Oregon Clinic in Portland, OR. His interest in treating children with tongue and lip-tie stems from his ardent support of breastfeeding and was furthered by his personal experiences, as his youngest child benefited from treatment for it. He enjoys working with children and has an interest in traditional and non-traditional approaches to pediatric pain control. To communicate with him, feel free to email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow him on Twitter at @DrGhaheri.

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Diagnosis and Management of Tongue Tie and Lip Tie in Breastfeeding
While most breastfeeding problems can be managed effectively by a lactation consultant, situations arise where conservative interventions are ineffective in improving symptoms of a poor latch. Infant symptoms (aerophagia, poor weight gain, falling asleep prematurely, or frustration at the breast) or mother's symptoms (pain, engorgement, nipple damage) can often be explained by tongue-tie or lip-tie. I will explain effective diagnostic strategies and surgical interventions (scissors vs laser) in addressing these problems.
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Breastfeeding improvement following tongue-tie and lip-tie release: A prospective cohort study
Numerous symptoms may arise which prevent mother-infant dyads from maintaining desired breastfeeding intervals. Investigations into treatments which positively influence breastfeeding outcomes allow for improved patient counseling for treatment decisions to optimize breastfeeding quality. Surgical release of tongue/lip-tie results in significant improvement in breastfeeding outcomes. Improvements occur early (1-week postoperatively) and continue to improve through 1-month postoperatively. Improvements were demonstrated in both infants with classic anterior tongue-tie and less obvious posterior tongue-tie. This study identifies a previously under-recognized patient population that may benefit from surgical intervention if abnormal breastfeeding symptoms exist.
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Research, Breastfeeding the Tongue Tied Infant