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Tongue Tie Release – My Story

A more clear view.
A more clear view.

Most of the information I had learned about adult ankyloglossia (tongue tie), was presented to me at the 2013 IATP (International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Practitioners) summit. There I learned that everyone with tethered oral tissue (TOTS) can compensate for the tension caused by tongue tie to varying degrees. For some compensation fails in infancy presenting as difficulty breastfeeding. As people with TOTs age compensation breakdown can look like feeding and swallowing difficulties (from infants to geriatrics), speech impediments, sleep apnea, as well as the symptoms I was presenting with. I became curious about my own oral function and learned a few of the criteria for diagnosing adult ankyloglossia. Which, as with infants, includes an assessment of symptoms, structure and function.

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Elijah Community Enhancement Fund

Elijah 5 months old
Elijah 5 months old

The Elijah Community Enhancement Fund was borne out of my difficulty finding excellent care to help Elijah as he struggled to breastfeed and grow during the first year of his life. His story was shared here (at 7:18) and continues here.

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Tongue and Lip Ties: Best Evidence

Baby with mouth open showing a tongue tie

By Lee-Ann Grenier

Tongue and lip tie (often abbreviated to TT/LT) have become buzzwords among lactation consultants, bloggers and new mothers. For many, these are strange new words despite the fact that it is a relatively common condition. Treating tongue tie fell out of medical favour in the early 1950s. In breastfeeding circles, it was talked about occasionally, but until recently few health care professionals screened babies for tongue tie and it was frequently overlooked as a cause of common breastfeeding difficulties.

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