Friday, September 23, 2016

Do You Know Why Your Baby is Crying

Have you tried everything to calm your baby? Walked her, fed her and taken her for long car drives? Some parents are able to tell what is going on with their infant just by listening to the sound of their cry. But when you have tried everything and it doesn’t seem to be working it may be time to evaluate your baby’s frenulum.

You may have heard of this term but didn’t know what it was. The frenulum is the thick skin that attaches your gums to the lips or attaches the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. When this piece of skin is thicker than normal it can impact your baby in multiple ways. This can be difficult to diagnose and some doctors who notice it may tell you to wait. But breastfeeding can be negatively impacted, which can lead to frustration with your baby. They may not be able to latch on properly causing you to feel sore and them to be hungry all the time.

Dr.Judy Strutz and her team can perform laser surgery to release the frenulum. This can be done on a baby that is just a few days old and may make all the difference in the world to both of you.

For more information on frenulum issues contact Dr. Strutz and her team today.

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