Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
We are located at:
125 Ed Schmidt Blvd,
Call Us: 512-982-1500
Mon-Fri: 8.30-5.00 PM
Sat: 8.00 - 12.00 PM (2nd Saturday Of the month)
Breast Feeding Health
If your baby was born with a lip or tongue tie, it can affect every aspect of his or her overall health. Lip or tongue tie can interfere
with nursing and eating, causing nutritional issues, and as your child develops, these problems can interfere with speaking as well.
Some common symptoms that may point to the infant being tongue/lip tied include:poor latch/inability to latch,sliding off the nipple,fatigue during feeds,sleepy feeds,poor weight gain,clicking during a feed,maternal nipple pain/damage (can feel like the infant is compressing,chewing,gumming,pinching, scarpping the nipple etc), increased maternal nipple/breast infections,compromised maternal milk supply,dribbling milk at the breast/bottle issues(increased gassiness, reflux due to extra are being swallowed and poor control of the milk during a swallow) and various other feeding related challenges.If left untreated in the young age,child can also develop speech problems in future.
Dr.Naik sees infants as early as a day after birth for the revision of abnormally attached labial frenum or lingual frenum .With the use of laser technology the procedure is done in the office, thus eliminating the need to place infants in the operating room.
We make it a priority to fit in infants right away. Our goal is to support moms and babies with successful breast feeding. Dr. Naik also works closely with lactation consultants, pediatric chiro practitioners, myofunctional therapists and sacro - cranial therapists for a more holistic approach.
For more information on Breast Feeding, click on the link --> www.nbci.ca
Click here to see infant frenectomy picture.