Tongue-tie, buccal tie, and lip tie (all forms of tethered tissue) occur when the tissue connecting the tongue or lips to the mouth is interfering with feeding or speaking. Many people have tongue tie and it does not interfere with their ability to eat or speak.

  • Have you seen your pediatrician and a lactation consultant but still have concerns?
  • Have CST or MFR been recommended by a lactation consultant or dentist? 
  • Has your baby had the laser revision but continues to have difficulty feeding?
  • Did you know CST and MFR are almost always covered services with insurance companies?

The term tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) can be misleading as it indicates the issue is limited to an overly restricted tongue. In our experience it often represents subtle patterns of tightness and restrictions from the tongue into the neck and shoulders and the pelvis. At times it can be part of torticollis, a condition where a baby tilts her head and looks to one side frequently.

The session begins with a thorough evaluation by a highly specialized occupational or speech therapist who has worked with young infants for many years to provide what is needed, specific to the particular needs of each baby. Most likely CST (craniosacral therapy) and MFR (myofascial release) will be part of the treatment approach. These gentle, whole-body techniques address the subtle patterns of restriction and often give the baby more comfort. Even fussy, colicky babies often relax into the session. Parents are welcome to hold or feed their baby during a session.

In addition to CST and MFR, a session may include specific ways to position and hold your baby as well as simple exercises that may be helpful. Highly specialized occupational and speech therapists who have worked with young infants for many years provide what is needed, specific to the needs of your baby.

At times, the change is so great that a revision is no longer needed.

When a laser revision is the best option, dentists and lactation consultants often recommend CST craniosacral therapy) and MFR (myofascial release) prior to and after the proceedure.

We understand the emotions and concerns that having a baby who struggles with feeding creates.