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In this episode of the birthful podcast, we’re going to be talking about tongue ties and lip ties. If you have no idea what those are, you’re in luck, because Dianne Cassidy will tells us all about them, along with why there seems to be a tongue tie resurgence, how it can affect your best breastfeeding intentions, and what you can do about it.
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What we talked about:
What are tongue and lip ties?
Is it a fad or higher awareness?
Why are they are problem for breastfeeding?
Beyond breastfeeding: other tongue and lip tie problems
How babies try to compensate for a tongue tie
Signs of a tongue tie
Is there an ideal time to identify a tongue tie?
Procedures to correct tongue and lip ties
Taking care of a tongue tie after a laser procedure
Do nipple shields mask tongue ties?
Bonus: epidurals and their effect on breastfeeding
Dianne is a Lactation Consultant in Rochester, New York with an Advanced Lactation Certification. She works in Private Practice, and in a busy Pediatrician office, and in the fall of 2013, Dianne completed her Masters in Health and Wellness/Lactation.
Dianne became interested in lactation consulting after breastfeeding her own children, which includes a set of twins. She’s spent thousands of hours working with new mothers and babies, and has the unique ability to identify with their needs and concerns.
Dianne has worked extensively with women who have survived trauma, babies struggling with tongue tie, those who have experienced birth trauma, are having milk supply issues, problems with attachment and latch, moms who are returning to work, and those breastfeeding multiples.
She also teaches prenatal breastfeeding and childbirth classes in the hospital setting, is working on her second book, and goes around the world speaking to other breastfeeding professionals about how to support new families through their breastfeeding struggles.