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Finding Clarity in the Puzzling Picture of Tongue and Lip-ties

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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

458 Laurier Boulevard

Brockville, ON K6V 7A3

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Tongue-tie and lip-tie are two of those words at the moment that get varying reactions from health care providers. Some will nod their head and agree enthusiastically that they’re a huge problem, and some will roll their eyes and say it’s nothing more than a fad. This happens because the scientific study of tongue and lip-ties is relatively new. It’s an interesting area of study because it’s one where we are realizing that the issues and impact are perhaps much more complex than was originally thought or understood. We now have numerous different types of health care providers entering the picture, and although fascinating, this period of scientific discovery and learning to collaborate can leave care providers confused and families struggling. This presentation will provide an overview of what we know and don’t know, with a focus on assessment and frenotomy aftercare, to help build skills and create clarity for care providers working directly with families.

Presented by: Fleur Bickford, RN, IBCLC of “Nurtured Child” (Ottawa, ON) and Program Director of GOLD Conferences International

What you will learn:

  • Definition of tongue-tie and etiology
  • Why the controversy, is it a fad or are we really seeing an increase in incidence?
  • Different classification systems/terminology
  • How to do an oral exam
  • Different assessment tools
  • Common signs/symptoms and long term implications of not releasing
  • Possible risks of release
  • Methods of treatment, anticipatory guidance for families
  • Coping with breastfeeding challenges until tie is released
  • Aftercare and what to expect after release

Registration is limited!

Registration and coffee from 9:00-9:30am

For more information, please call 1-800-660-5853 or visit www.healthunit.org

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Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

458 Laurier Boulevard

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