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What Is Tongue Tie & Can It Be Treated?

What Is Tongue Tie & Can It Be Treated?

Tongue tie is a fairly common condition in newborn babies; more so in boys than girls. The skin joining the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is shorter than normal, which can cause difficulties in breast or bottle feeding. It’s considered a hereditary condition, seeing as there are no known causes. 

Tongue tie can be easily corrected using a quick and simple surgical procedure. The tongue is separated by cutting the skin below it. In most cases, this can be carried out without anesthetic, as there are hardly any nerve endings under the tongue, and feeding can go back to normal within 24 hours.

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Do Breastfed Babies Get Reflux?

Do Breastfed Babies Get Reflux? Babies who are not latching effectively for breastfeeds may develop reflux symptoms. This can be because they are taking in air when feeding or when crying. Sometimes, babies just need to be in a slightly different position to latch more deeply. Although this could also be a sign of tongue or lip tie which goes largely undiagnosed in recent times - always get a second opinion if you’re not happy with the diagnosis from your midwife or doctor.

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What Is Baby-Led Weaning?

What Is Baby-Led Weaning? Baby-led weaning is gaining popularity, particularly among younger parents who seek a more natural and family-friendly way to feed their child. It involves your child in mealtimes. By offering your baby only finger foods and letting them feed themselves from the start (rather than spoon-feeding them puréed or mashed foods) you can offer a range of small, finger-sized pieces of food.

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Newborn Care: Tips for Parents and Young Families

Newborn Care: Tips for Parents and Young Families It goes without saying that bringing a newborn into your household is a life-changing experience and can present some difficulties for Mom and Dad. It’s crucial to exercise self-care so that both parents are in the best possible frame of mind to parent their new bundle of joy.

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