What Parents Need to Know About Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding that Your Doctor May Not Tell You
Are you a new parent who started out with plans to breastfeed, but you’ve struggled since the beginning? Perhaps you’ve reached out to professionals and they have some suggestions, but nothing has really helped.
I meet parents all the time who have all or some of these symptoms: nipple pain, difficulty latching, baby unsatisfied at the breast, needing to supplement, lack of weight gain, frequent clogged ducts, mastitis, baby with reflux or spitting up, or lots of gas or colic.
Just like you, No one was been able to help them. And no one had considered tongue tie.
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