In August, I was part of the team that is presented Unravelling Tongue Tie.
As a chiropractor and a mother of three, I’m extremely passionate about enabling breastfeeding. Tongue Tie (ankyloglossia) is a controversial[i], often misunderstood and mis-diagnosed condition.[ii] It’s time we got some clarity.
The tongue has an important role to play in breastfeeding[iii], speech[iv], cranial development and teeth positioning[v]. Ankyloglossia is conservatively estimated to affect 3.5-5% of infants[vi] - that’s 1 in 20 babies!
This course aims to give you the latest in research and clinical thinking around ankyloglossia, to empower you to confidently diagnose the condition, refer appropriately and manage the neurological implications of the tongue restriction.
I was a mother that had to navigate a system that was not informed enough on this topic. It was hard on my baby, my body and my family. We know that ankyloglossia has a significant effect on successful breastfeeding. [vii] If you work with kids and care about breastfeeding, you need to be skilled in this area. Dr Sandy Clarke and I were excited to share this information with you. Let’s get more babies breastfeeding!
Ankyloglossia: controversies in management.
Ankyloglossia: facts and myths in diagnosis and treatment.
Frenulotomy for breastfeeding infants with ankyloglossia: effect on milk removal and sucking mechanism as imaged by ultrasound.
The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children.
[v] Causal relationship between malocclusion and oral muscles dysfunction: a model of approach.[Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2012]
[vi] [Diagnosis and management of ankyloglossia in young children].
[Article in French]