Tongue and Lip Ties Affecting Breastfeeding • Silverdale, WA
Tongue and Lip Ties Affecting Breastfeeding
Tongue and Lip Ties Affecting Breastfeeding
For many mothers breastfeeding can be extremely difficult, painful, and not seem to provide sufficient milk for the newborn. Though many factors play into successful breastfeeding numerous breast feeding specialist note tongue and lip ties as the frequent cause of breastfeeding difficulties. A tongue tie (ankyloglosia) is an abnormally thick or restrictive connection between the tongue and the floor of the infants’ mouth. This restriction prevents proper tongue movement that in turn prevents proper latching for breastfeeding.
Improper latching by the infant can lead to mastitis, swollen or clogged ducts and/or extremely painful nursing. The good news is a simple procedure can be performed to release the restrictive tissue under the tongue and/or lip. This allows the newborn to latch properly onto the mother and greatly improve their feeding.
Though a tongue and/or lip tie correction will greatly improve the infant’s ability to nurse, our office strongly encourages a mother and infant to work closely with a lactation consultant. Kitsap County has numerous wonderful resources to help new mothers and infants achieve successful breast feeding. We encourage moms to visit the Kitsap County Health Department http://www.kitsapcountyhealth.com/CommunityHealth/pch_lactation.php for more information on these services.
Our office is pleased to offer this service to infants and with the use of a laser this procedure is only a few minutes long and relatively painless for the newborn. If you have any questions or would like your child to be evaluated by Dr. Neste and her team please contact us at: 360-692-9560 or email@example.com
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Sincerely, Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team (360)692-9560