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Dr. Bobby Ghaheri, MD, Otolaryngologist

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

Dr. Ghaheri’s clinical interest is helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties. This desire stems from personal experiences, where both of his daughters had significant problems breastfeeding. He is one of the only ENT surgeons in the US who uses an in-office laser treatment for assisting babies to latch on to the breast, in addition to treating older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.

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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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Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6.0  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Breastfeeding and Lactation, Tongue-tie & Structure
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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: Tongue-tie & Structure