Navigating the Breastfeeding Journey: Understanding Tongue Ties and Nipple Pain

Breastfeeding is a beautiful and bonding experience, but it comes with its unique set of challenges. For some mothers and babies, the struggle can be particularly pronounced, with nipple pain standing out as a top reason for early cessation of breastfeeding. At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, we understand the complexity of these challenges and aim to shed light on an issue that often goes undetected –…

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A Comprehensive Guide to Scar Care for Kids

At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, we understand the importance of minimizing scars and supporting families through the healing process after surgery or injury. Scars can be a natural part of the healing journey, and with proper care, we can enhance the recovery and reduce the long-term visibility of scars. In this blog post, we will provide valuable insights into incision care during the initial weeks after…

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Details of a Frenulectomy

For infants experiencing tongue-tie or ankyloglossia, where a tight or short frenulum affects breastfeeding and maternal comfort, a frenulectomy can be a transformative intervention. At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, this procedure, aimed at releasing a restrictive frenulum, plays a significant role in offering relief when conservative measures have proven ineffective in a timely manner. Exceptional Care Approach at Wellspring The focal point of a frenulectomy at…

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A Guide to the Timeline of Infant Ear Molding at Wellspring Pediatric Plastics

At Wellspring Pediatric Plastics, we understand that every baby is unique, and their needs can vary. That’s why we offer a customized timeline for infant ear molding to ensure the best results for your little one. While this timeline can be tailored to suit individual anomalies, we’ve outlined a typical schedule to give you an idea of what to expect during the ear molding process….

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Nurturing Little Ears: The Embryological Development

At the heart of every tiny miracle lies a journey of intricate development, and the story of the ear’s embryological formation is no different. Within just 22 days of fertilization, the remarkable process begins. This is where the foundation of each delicate ear takes shape, an awe-inspiring transformation that we at Wellspring hold close to our hearts. During the fourth week of development, the stage…

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The Evolution of Infant Ear Molding

Medical advancements have given rise to the non-invasive technique called infant ear molding which has revolutionized the field by offering a safe and effective solution that eliminates the need for surgical intervention. In this blog post, we will delve into the timeline of infant ear molding and explore why it is preferred over surgical interventions performed at a later stage. Before the advent of infant…

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Ear Molding: Before and After

In recent years, infant ear molding has gained recognition as a highly effective and non-surgical solution for correcting congenital ear deformities. Gone are the days when parents had to consider surgery later in their child’s life to address these issues! Infant ear molding offers a promising alternative, allowing for gentle, non-invasive reshaping of the ear during a critical developmental period. We put together a few…

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Risks and Benefits of Infant Ear Molding

Infant ear deformity, which affects a significant number of babies worldwide, can be remedied with two separate modalities. While surgical correction is an option, it comes with risks and potential complications. Thankfully, Wellspring Pediatric Plastics offers a less invasive alternative: infant ear molding. Not only is it effective, but it’s also a safer and less risky option than delayed surgical treatment. Let’s explore why more…

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The Accesory Tragus

The accessory tragus is a benign congenital malformation of the external ear. It’s commonly, though incorrectly, referred to as a “skin tag”. It’s actually a small flesh-colored tissue composed of skin, subcutaneous fat, and cartilage. It is typically located anterior to the tragus. The formation is a result of errors during embryogenesis when the fetus is only about 6 weeks old. The ear is composed…

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Frenulectomy Modalities: Steel vs. Laser

We have gone in-depth several times regarding frenulectomies in our blog posts, so you may be feeling like somewhat of an armchair expert on the subject! At least, that’s our goal when it comes to educating our patient’s families! However, did you know that there are different protocols when it comes to this procedure? It can be performed using two separate modalities: steel (scissors/scalpel) or…

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