Symptoms

Symptoms

INFANT SYMPTOMS

  • Cobblestone nursing blister on lip
  • Clicking or gulping sounds while nursing
  • Gumming, chewing nipples, leaks milk
  • Chokes easily
  • Frequent release and relatch
  • Shallow latch
  • Long nursing sessions – falls asleep mid feed
  • Colic/gas/reflux
  • Poor weight gain or weight loss
  • Unable to hold a pacifier
  • Heart shaped tongue

 

TODDLER/CHILD SYMPTOMS

  • Reflux
  • Fatigue during eating
  • Projectile spitting up after eating, weight loss
  • Lip blisters
  • Gassiness
  • Congestion
  • Liquids/foods dribbling from sides of mouth
  • Potential future speech and dental problems
  • Pocketing food/picky eater

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MOTHER

  • Decreased milk supply
  • Breasts don’t fully empty
  • Cracked, blistered, bleeding nipples
  • Plugged ducts
  • Discomfort or pain while nursing
  • Frequent mastitis
  • Long nursing sessions (or extremely short because baby gets tired)
  • Postpartum depression
The TOT Spot is a tethered oral tissues treatment center in Simpsonville, SC located within the Greenville metro area. Led by Dr. Ann Bynum, the center focuses on properly diagnosing tongue & lip ties and providing
CO2 laser surgery to quickly and painlessly release ties. Our practice serves patients throughout the Greenville, South Carolina area, as well as Atlanta, Asheville, and other areas of SC, NC, and GA.

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