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  • Writer's pictureNaiomi Catron RNC, IBCLC

Demystifying Tongue 👅 Ties with Autumn R. Henning



I know most of my content is about feeding issues that may affect breastfeeding babies but today I have something for adults and babies. Adults….

  • Snoring

  • Sleep apnea

  • TMJ

  • teeth crowding

….any of these things apply to you or someone you love? Parents of infants….

  • Open mouth 😴 breathing while sleeping

  • Leaking while 🍼 drinking from breast or bottle

  • Pain 😖 with latch that is not improved with proper positioning & latch

  • Compressed/flattened nipples

  • Thick white coating on your baby's 👅 tongue

  • Baby always seems hungry and needs to nurse more than 10 times per day and still struggling with her weight

Does your baby struggle with several of these symptoms? (Disclaimer: this does NOT mean your baby has a tongue-tie. It just means there may be oral deficits causing feeding problems)

Episode 15 is all about de-mystifying all things tongue-tie related and why a team approach is necessary in effectively addressing tongue & lip ties. We even go into details about HOW to select the members of your baby's care team. Our guest, Autumn R. Henning, MS, CCC-SLP, COM, IBCLC, is one of the nation's top thought leaders and practitioners of tongue-tie and oral function from birth to the elderly and everything in between. She is the first:

  • Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM)

  • Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) AND

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

…which equals 🟰one magical 🦄 of a provider. Autumn has completed specialty continuing education including Beckman Oral Motor, TummyTime! Method, Understanding the Orofacial Complex, and Foundations in Myofascial Release for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing. Autumn has been invited to speak for many prestigious conferences and organizations including the International Association for Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP). She has presented as part of GOLD Learning's First Tongue Tie Symposium. Lastly, Autumn is the creator of the cutting-edge educational course called TOTS Training ® and has a booming private practice in Greenville, SC, called Chrysalis Orofacial®. So what does this mean for you? Get ready to get some major clarity on the ✅ best way to get the 💪 right help for a baby who is having difficulty with feeding.

Here's a little breakdown of what's in this episode: Chapters: 5:36 How Autumn has shaped Milk Diva

7:46 Who Is Autumn?

9:25 Are Speech-Language Pathologists trained to work with breastfed babies?

10:57 Functioning vs. Functional 12:36 How do I know what kind of provider do you need? 13:41 Do all Lactation Consultants help with Tongue Ties? 16:10 Where the magic happens 19:20 Vacuum vs Suck 22:16 Cooperating or Collaborating? 26:32 Are Tongue Ties a Fad? 28:35 What should I expect if the Tie is not released? 34:58 Can we overcome oral issues with just therapy? Compensation → Consequences 38:14 What are the steps to ensure the best results? 42:04 What is the E3 Model of Care? Help bring our community up to speed and share this cutting-edge information and share this episode ↪️.

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➡️ Newborn Feeding Cheatsheet

➡️ Understanding Tongue Tie Webpage

⬇️ Understanding Tongue Tie Video Series


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