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Mother the mother: they need nurturing too.
Tongue-tie comes in two forms (Anterior tongue-tie or posterior tongue-tie). Well, it does not matter which a baby has; both offer similar problems to the baby by restricting the movement of the tongue. Therefore, what is the difference between the two?
Physiological reflux – Exactly what is it?
If you’ve ever wondered what is reflux, it is basically when things go in the wrong direction within a valve. Therefore, it is possible for reflux to happen in many thing from your stomach and kidneys to even your car engine!
So, reflux can occur in your kidney, in your car engine, and in your stomach!
Anterior tongue-ties are generally accepted as being a tongue-tie, but is more than half way forward to the tip of the tongue. So anything that is from the tip of the tongue to halfway back is generally considered anterior.
“Quite often we see bottle-fed babies who are having very similar issues to babies who are breastfeeding. They often don’t make a very good seal on the bottle, so they’re very messy. They often take in quite a lot of air because they can’t maintain the suction.”
CQC confirmed on 8 February that private tongue-tie practitioners did need to register with them for surgical procedures (https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/providers/briefing-providers-tongue-tie).
Colic is a topic that many parents worry about, and there is so much conflicting information out there that it is hard to know where to start. We caught up with Shel Banks, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, author of “Why Formula Feeding Matters” who is currently working on the Cochrane systematic reviews on Infantile Colic.
Birth trauma is not definite by a strict set of rules or particular experiences. According to Beck (2004) , Birth trauma is ‘in the eye of the beholder