At the Texas Tongue-Tie Center, we specialize in understanding and treating the unique needs of our youngest patients. Tongue-tie in infants can lead to significant challenges, particularly affecting breastfeeding, which is crucial for early nutrition and bonding. Recognizing and addressing a tongue-tie early is essential for promoting healthy development and alleviating the stress on both the infant and the breastfeeding mother.

Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, occurs when the strip of skin under a baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) restricts tongue movement, making it difficult to latch onto the breast properly. This can result in inadequate feeding, poor weight gain for the baby, and significant discomfort for the mother. Our center’s approach to infant tongue-tie treatment focuses on a compassionate, minimally invasive procedure designed to free the tongue and facilitate natural feeding behaviors.

The Procedure

Using precise laser technology, our specialists perform a quick and effective frenotomy — a procedure to release the tight frenulum. This method is chosen for its precision, speed, and minimal discomfort. The laser seals blood vessels as it cuts, reducing bleeding and the risk of infection. Most importantly, it offers a rapid recovery time, allowing for almost immediate improvement in breastfeeding.

Aftercare & Support

Post-procedure, our commitment to our little patients and their families continues. We provide comprehensive aftercare guidance to ensure that healing progresses smoothly and that any breastfeeding issues are promptly addressed. Our team includes lactation consultants who work closely with families to optimize breastfeeding techniques following the procedure. They offer tailored support, helping mothers and babies adjust to the new range of motion for improved latch and feeding.

Choosing the Texas Tongue-Tie Center means opting for a team that combines leading-edge technology with a deep understanding of the emotional and physical well-being of infants and their families. Our holistic approach extends beyond the procedure itself, aiming to create a supportive environment that promotes successful breastfeeding and alleviates the concerns associated with tongue-tie.

Recognizing the impact of tongue-tie on infant health and maternal wellbeing, we prioritize gentle, effective treatment and supportive aftercare. Our goal is not just to correct the physical condition but to enhance the overall nurturing experience between mother and child. By restoring the natural ability to feed effectively, we help pave the way for a healthier, happier start in life for your little one.