Chiropractic Management of Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding Issues
Breastfeeding is a natural and important process for both the mother and the baby. However, for some mothers, breastfeeding can become challenging due to various reasons such as tongue tie. Tongue tie in babies, also known as Ankyloglossia, is a condition where the thin piece of skin (frenulum) under the baby's tongue is too short, which restricts the movement of the tongue and makes it difficult to breastfeed.
At Little Mountain Chiropractic, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare and aim to provide support to mothers facing difficulties with breastfeeding. Our chiropractors are trained to assess and address issues related to tongue tie and breastfeeding as well as other areas of paediatric chiropractic care.
Chiropractors do not diagnose or revise tongue-ties, however Chiropractors can assess children for compensations in the musculoskeletal system which may be associated with tongue-tie, breastfeeding issues or Craniofacial imbalances.
Chiropractic care can help to support the management of tongue tie and breastfeeding issues in several ways. Firstly, chiropractors can use gentle adjustments to release tension in the cranium, jaw and neck, which can aim to alleviate discomfort and pain in the breastfeeding mother. Secondly, chiropractors can provide at home advice and exercises to help improve the movement and positioning of the baby's tongue and jaw, aimed at making it easier for them to latch onto the breast.
We strongly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to breastfeeding issues, tongue-tie and other Craniofacial concerns and will always do our best to find you the support needed to obtain the best results for your family. For families concerned about feeding and breastfeeding issues, we recommend consulting professionals such as a Lactation Consultant & Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist in conjunction with the family dentist and GP.
In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to release the tongue tie. In these cases, chiropractic care can be used to provide optimal function prior to intervention to complement the surgical procedure and provide support during the recovery process.
At Little Mountain Chiropractic, we understand the importance of breastfeeding for the health and wellbeing of both the mother and the baby. Our chiropractors work closely with families to develop a personalised care plan that addresses the specific needs of the child and aims to resolve any issues related to tongue tie and breastfeeding.
Our chiropractors at Little Mountain Chiropractic are dedicated to providing supportive and holistic care to help mothers achieve a successful breastfeeding experience. The Chiropractors at Little Mountain Chiropractic all have training and experience in assessing and caring for children of all ages. We pride ourselves in providing patient centred care where your family's needs always come first.
If you would like to book an appointment to speak with one of our experienced Chiropractors about tongue-tie, breastfeeding issues or other concerns, please contact us here.
Dr Mark Townsend - Chiropractor
* Dr Mark Townsend has been practicing as a Chiropractor since 2005 and has owned Little Mountain Chiropractic since 2008 with his wife Dr Nicole Calder who is also a Chiropractor. All of the Chiropractors at Little Mountain Chiropractic hold five year University degrees, are registered to practice in Australia and are chiropractic providers for most health funds, including being preferred providers with BUPA and Medibank Private. They are also registered for DVA and Medicare EPC plans with GP referrals. Our practice takes great pride in the quality of care we provide to our community and strongly believe in treating everyone with the same standard of care we provide our own families.