We believe education is key to making fully informed decisions about the care of your growing family. The IBCLC’s at Milk Diva are ready to equip and navigate families through all the stages of infant feeding and oral habilitation.
-Autumn R. Henning SLP, COM, IBCLC
Tongue-ties or oral restrictions cannot be diagnosed just based on pictures or symptoms alone. A full functional and structural evaluation is required.
Tongue-Ties & Babies Presentation for Parents is presented by Dr. Richard Baxter, DMD, MS, of Alabama Tongue-Tie Center, is one of our country’s nationally recognized speakers on tongue-ties, instructor of the course Tongue-Tied Academy, and author of the best-selling book Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More.
For Optimal Outcomes
The Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) at Milk Diva believe in an integrative, and collaborative approach to achieve long-term, optimal oral function.
The goal when treating ties is to restore optimal oral function; however, in many cases, in addition to the frenectomy, the parents and the child will need the help of multiple specialists to prepare for the procedure and work with the baby afterward in order to fully achieve their goal.
There are many types of providers that fall under each broad category, but the MOST important quality to look for, no matter which type of provider, is they are specifically trained in the problems and solutions related to ties and oral dysfunction – this means they have taken EXTRA education in these areas.
Do not assume these types of providers automatically know about ties and oral dysfunction. ASK if they have had specialized training before booking an appointment. A good place to start is with a specially trained International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Speech Therapist/ Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) or Occupational Therapist (OT). Any one of these professionals can identify ties and help find the best bodyworkers and release providers for your baby.