Who needs a frenulectomy?

The newborn phase can be an overwhelming experience. As parents ourselves, we understand the anxiety behind wanting to make the best decisions for our children. So, when a newborn is struggling to feed paired with maternal nipple pain, we know that this is a condition which needs intervention. A common misconception with frenulectomies is that every child with a tight frenulum must have a reversal….

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

Wellspring Pediatric Plastics has seen its fair share of babies, and one of the most common issues amongst newborns is restricted mouth movement. Essentially, baby’s mouth is unable to effectively feed due to limited mobility— and our culprit? The frenulum!  Everyone has a frenulum attaching the tongue to the base of the mouth. The presence of a frenulum alone doesn’t indicate a tongue-tie; it’s simply…

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