Middletown Breastfeeding Challenges

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Making nursing joyful again

Breastfeeding is a special aspect of early parenthood, fostering a unique bond between parents and their newborns. However, issues such as difficulty or pain when latching, short breastfeeding sessions, and poor weight gain can cast a shadow over what should be a natural and nurturing process.

At Acorn Pediatric Dental, we understand the struggles. Dr. Tesoriero and our compassionate team specialize in infant frenectomies, ensuring you can breastfeed comfortably while promoting optimal health and development. Contact us online or call us in Middletown at (732) 852-9200!

Comprehensive solutions for breastfeeding challenges

We address difficulty latching and tongue/lip ties through infant frenectomies, a minimally invasive procedure. Tongue and lip ties restrict a baby’s ability to latch properly. We swiftly resolve this issue, leading to an improved feeding experience for both baby and mother.

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Dr. Tesoriero adeptly identifies and addresses tongue or lip ties, frequently found contributors to breastfeeding challenges.

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Our dedicated team assists parents in navigating post-frenectomy care, ensuring a seamless recovery for the baby.

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We empower parents with educational resources on preventive measures, fostering optimal oral health for infants.

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Ensuring proactive care, we conduct regular monitoring of your baby’s oral development, promptly identifying and resolving emerging issues.

Recognizing the Signs

  • Difficulty latching onto the breast or discomfort during feeding
  • Experiencing excessive fussiness or frustration during feeding sessions
  • Inadequate weight gain for your baby
  • Noticing a heart-shaped tongue tip or a tight upper lip attachment
  • Persistent hunger, with frequent attempts to feed without satisfaction

Recognizing these signs early on enables prompt intervention, ensuring a smoother breastfeeding journey for both you and your baby. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tesoriero today! Call: (732) 852-9200.

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Performing infant frenectomies with kindness

Dr. Tesoriero performs infant frenectomies with cutting-edge soft tissue laser technology, ensuring a quick and minimally invasive procedure. These interventions are specifically designed to address conditions like tongue or lip ties in newborns, ultimately enhancing their ability to breastfeed comfortably. Our dedicated team prioritizes a compassionate approach, ensuring a gentle and supportive experience for both parents and infants alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my baby needs a frenectomy?

Signs include difficulty latching, pain while feeding, short breastfeeding sessions, and poor weight gain. Consult Dr. Tesoriero for a personalized assessment.

Is the procedure painful for my baby?

Pain during the frenectomy procedure is typically minimal. After the procedure, some babies may experience mild discomfort, but you can easily manage it with over-the-counter pain relievers or soothing techniques such as breastfeeding and skin-to-skin time.

How long does recovery take?

Recovery is swift, with minimal discomfort. We’ll provide post-procedure care guidance.

How soon can I breastfeed after the procedure?

Improvements in your baby’s ability to breastfeed can vary, but many mothers notice positive changes almost immediately following the frenectomy. It may take a few days for your baby to fully adjust to the newfound freedom of movement in their tongue or lip, but consistent breastfeeding and gentle encouragement can help speed up the process. Rest assured, our team and your IBCLC will provide guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring a smooth transition for both you and your baby.

What tools or techniques do you use to perform the frenectomy?

We perform infant frenectomies using a soft tissue laser. This advanced technology allows us to remove the restrictive tissue precisely, minimizing trauma to the surrounding area and reducing the risk of bleeding. Soft tissue lasers offer several benefits, including faster healing times and less discomfort compared to traditional surgical methods, which typically include a scissor or scalpel. Besides, they provide greater accuracy, making them an ideal choice for delicate procedures in newborns.

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1161 State Route 35
Middletown NJ, 07748

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Call: (732) 852-9200

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Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12pm-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm
Sunday: Closed