"At first we weren't sure if it was normal, but we just followed our gut instinct and knew that something was off. I saw a few specialists and they told me 'Jack was fine & it was something he'd grow into.' But I just wasn't comfortable with that answer.
My son shouldn't be in this much pain with gas, and breastfeeding shouldn't be this difficult for us. So I kept going, kept figuring out what I could do next."
"When I had him, I could tell immediately that something was off with his latch. I work with babies, so I thought I knew a lot about breastfeeding. But boy have I learned so much since then.
We struggled for about a week trying to breastfeed him through pain...but his intake was nothing like it should have been. That's when we really hunkered down and decided to do some research on tongue-ties."
"Both of our twins were born tongue-tied and lip-tied. We had no idea how much that would affect us. My wife couldn't even nurse Ryan because his latch was so utterly painful because he was tongue-tied.
It took less than a minute to get his tongue and lip untied, and he came back in and started nursing right away. He was able to latch right on and get all the milk he needed."
"I thought we were just coming in to fix some nursing problems, and it's turned out to be so much more helpful. There's been a beautiful holistic approach from the beginning. Both Jude and I are getting well together."
"I walked away with so much more knowledge about what that restriction was doing to him and his poor little body...making him throw up, and not sleep, which means I wasn't able to sleep. He's a different baby than he was before we came here."
"The care & the knowledge that we found here...in terms of the nutrition and how to help baby latch. I'm so happy we came here, and I would recommend health:latch to anybody who's finding out their little one has any oral attachments that need releasing."
"We came in thinking he didn't have any latch issues or ties, but we were very wrong — he had 4! The procedure was so quick and he healed so well. He is latching so much better, and I'm experiencing nursing in a way that I never have before."
Absolutely phenomenal experience! I had been experiencing pain during nursing and my daughter had a hard time getting a good latch, but was told by my pediatrician and hospital nurses that everything was just fine because my daughter was still gaining weight. health:latch gave us their undivided attention, made us feel comfortable, gave every bit of information we needed, and were able to release my daughter’s lip, tongue, and buccal ties. My daughter nursed immediately after the procedure and I could already feel the difference.
We have a baby who was having spit up issues from birth, but was still able to breastfeed. Slowly different changes started happening and I felt something was off with my son. I was ready to give up breastfeeding. We brought him in for a consult for tongue and/or lip tie at health:latch not knowing much about any of it. But with the careful and concise explanations we were given, it was quickly clear our son had both. We proceeded with the tongue and lip correction and couldn’t be happier with our decision. Thank you, thank you!!!
There were many times in the first 5 weeks of my daughter's life that I wanted to give up breastfeeding because of the pain. I wanted nothing more than to be able to give her the nutrition she needed and bond with her in that way, but without the interventions it would have been unbearable. health:latch gave us the support we needed, and the gift to be able to breastfeed. We now have a sweet, active, thriving one year old who loves to eat :) I'm glad we had the procedures done when she was young to give her a good start in life!