A TEAM EFFORT
You may have heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child". Similarly, the best outcomes for infants with a tongue tie are seen in cases where multidisciplinary team have been available to provide support and care to affected babies and carers.
If you are breastfeeding, support from a lactation consultant is key. Breastfeeding support groups and counsellors are very useful. A link to support in your area is here. Find a lactation consultant here.
Bobbi Daly, IBCLC, runs
Antenatal and postnatal consults from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in location of your choice.
Pauline Mcloughlin, IBCLC, sligo works at Baby Bloom Clinic
Tara Durkin is an IBCLC and birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator and breastfeeding counsellor based in Shantalla, Galway city
Bodyworkers, such as craniosacral therapists or cranial osteopaths can identify and treat cranial nerve dysfunction and strain patterns that can occur as a result of position in utero or difficult delivery, or as a result of the tongue tie itself. Bodyworkers can also provide therapy to mothers which can help feeding along.
Siobhan Doran runs Strive Osteopathy
Paediatric physiotherapy is indicated in cases of torticollis (neck asymmetry in babies), other asymmetries and strains and in some cases if your baby is premature. Postnatal physiotherapy addresses maternal back pain, pelvic pain, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction as well as lymphatic drainage for breastfeeding issues.