One of the most common misconceptions we hear at Nest Collaborative is how natural and effortless the feeding bond between mama and baby is supposed to be. But more often than not, it simply isn’t the case. Here we are at the beginning stages of breastfeeding - awkwardly fumbling through, trying to figure it all out. But after a few days and weeks, it should get better right? In theory, yes. But what if it doesn’t?
You may have heard the term “tongue-tie”, which seems to be the phrase du jour for breastfed babies who can’t quite get a grasp on the latch. Believe it or not, up to 37% of babies are diagnosed with tongue-tie, so the problem is more common than many of us realize.
So what exactly is tongue-tie, how do you know if your baby has it, and what can you do about it? On the show today is the amazing Dr. Scott Siegel, President of the Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center for Tethered Oral Tissues in Manhattan and Long Island. Dr. Siegel has over 25 years of experience and has devoted the past 18 years to the treatment of issues related to tethered oral tissues, and to date, he has performed over 30,000 tethered oral tissue surgical procedures. To say he is an expert is quite the understatement!
We look forward to having you join us for our chat today on Breastfeeding Unplugged.