However, tongue tie doesn’t just affect breastfed babies. It can also affect bottle fed babies. This usually only starts to become a problem after about 6-8 weeks of age. Unfortunately, mothers of bottle fed babies with a tongue tie that is affecting their ability to suck effectively, often undergo months of distress due to the lack of knowledge in the healthcare community around this subject.
The microbiome plays a significant role in the health of us humans. It is considered by many as another organ, such is its extensive impact. However, because it is not visible to the naked eye like the heart or lungs, it is difficult for us to be mindful of.
The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is most often the first health professional that an Irish mother and her partner will meet when she comes home from hospital with their baby. According to the HSE (4), the role of the PHN is to visit homes following birth notifications and to monitor child, maternal and family health, and to particularly focus on the benefits of breast-feeding.
The main reason why top-ups are given is because parents are not aware of ‘normal infant breastfeeding behaviour’.
In fact, there are many cultures around the world where spicy foods are a ‘normal’ part of their diet, and there is no evidence that these babies are any fussier or gassier than babies of mothers who don’t eat spicy foods
The various ductal openings can point in any direction. They don’t just point forwards. You really see this when you hand-express your milk. Your milk can go in literally any direction!!!