Breastfeeding is an essential aspect of a newborn’s health and development. However, it can be challenging for some mothers, especially if their baby has tongue, cheek, or lip ties. These ties are caused by a condition called oral tethering, where the tissues under the tongue, cheeks, or lips are too tight, causing difficulty in breastfeeding and other oral functions.
Recently, Heather Rae El Moussa, from the Selling Sunset TV show, shared her breastfeeding journey and the challenges she faced with her son, Tristan, who had tongue, cheek, and lip ties. Fortunately, Danielle Gauss, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and Dr. Rosanne Berger from The Tongue Tie Tribe in Costa Mesa, CA, helped Heather and Tristan with their breastfeeding journey.
In the article featured on People.com, Danielle Gauss talked about the impact of oral tethering on breastfeeding and what new parents should look out for. She emphasized that parents should trust their instincts and seek professional help if they suspect their baby has tongue, cheek, or lip ties.
After proper diagnosis and functional assessment, Dr. Rosanne Berger performed the tongue tie release using a LightScalpel CO2 laser. The LightScalpel CO2 laser is a safe and effective tool that is a quick and gentle procedure that, in most cases, is bloodless and requires no sutures.
Breastfeeding can be a challenging journey, but with the proper support and professional help, it can be a positive experience for both the mother and the baby. LightScalpel is proud to provide healthcare professionals with the tools they need to perform tongue tie releases safely and effectively. Our CO2 laser technology is revolutionizing the field of pediatric health by making procedures less invasive, more precise, and more comfortable for patients.