“Absolutely phenomenal experience! I had been experiencing pain during nursing and my daughter had a hard time getting a good latch…”Read More
“Thank you SO much Dr. Thomas!! We have a baby who was having spit up issues from birth, but was still able to breastfeed.”Read More
“We can’t thank Dr. Thomas enough for his help with our daughter’s lip and tongue tie release. The office is so warm and welcoming…”Read More
“A year ago we came to you for help when our daughter, Julie, was only 5 days old.”Read More
“At one month old, I discovered that my son, my first child, needed a tongue tie correction. I did research and found out about laser frenotomy.”Read More
“I would like to tell my story and I will attempt to make it as short as possible... We took my son in for his two month check up only to find his precentiles were down, and two weeks later he had dropped in weight.”Read More
“I highly recommend Dr. Thomas at health:latch in Bellevue. He was very thorough and explained what he does and why.”Read More
“After 4 months of struggling to breastfeed and a couple of lactation consultations, my daughter was diagnosed with a lip- and tongue tie.”Read More
“Our family can’t thank Dr. Thomas and the lactation consultant enough for their expertise and generosity in releasing our son’s tongue and lip tie!”Read More
“Dr. Thomas and Terry are a great team. I was referred to health:latch by my pediatrician.”Read More
“I had completely given up on breastfeeding our son because I had a very traumatic experience the first time”Read More
“I was recommended to Dr. Thomas by 3 different people for helping with my sons tongue and lip tie.”Read More
“We were referred to Dr. Thomas by our excellent midwife Susan Lawler at the Birthing Inn”Read More
“I cannot speak highly enough of this practice.”Read More
“When my son was first born, breastfeeding to say the very least was extremely challenging.”Read More
“Dr. Thomas and the team at health:latch are AMAZING!”Read More
“Our newborn was diagnosed with a posterior tongue tie by a lactation consultant who referred us to Dr. Thomas.”Read More
What does community mean to you, and how do you think you impact your local community?
A big part of community is being able to properly nourish our bodies and grow. This starts from day one of life. health:latch is a niche health care practice with a sole purpose of helping babies, children and their families thrive.
What excites you most about the work that you do?
When you can effectively eliminate a problem, a struggle or fulfill a need with a baby, you have made an immediate and direct impact that lasts a lifetime.Read More
By Raechel Dawson
As patients sat in his dental chairs, Dr. James M. Thomas continued to hear the same stories over and over at his former pediatric dental practice, Everyone By One.
With the goal to see infants by age 1, Thomas saw the same recurring problems centered around a baby’s ability to latch during breast-feeding. Airway problems, tonsil, ear infections and restless sleep often accompanied.
“Mothers [are] trying really hard to just feed their infants,” Thomas said of the visits. “I heard so much that I started diving into it.”
Having already practiced treatment for tongue tie and lip tie — two issues that can affect breast-feeding — at his practice, it wasn’t until Thomas became connected with an ear, nose and throat doctor in Portland that his interest in preventative care became a passion.Read More