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Dissecting the Frenotomy Decision Tool for the Breastfeeding Dyad


Carole Dobrich

"For those of us who work in the lactation field, breastfeeding problems for some lactating parents with tongue/lip tied infants are significant"

PASSWORD: ICAPLIVE This presentation argues for the need for a tool to help decide "do I need a frenotomy or not?"

Dissecting the Frenotomy

Carole Dobrich


Carole's thorough presentation goes into her background and experience with tongue tie and breastfeeding and why she initially saw the need for a tool to help make the important decision "do I (or my child) need a frenotomy or not?" From explaining what tongue tie is and how it affects feeding to how her tool helps, Carole's presentation is rich with information for lactation consultants, orofacial myofunctional therapists and others that help parents and children with breastfeeding.

"What happens with breastfeeding and tongue tie?" This is where the development of the tools began. Dobrich shows the decision making tool, dissects the tool into its constituent parts, and expertly explains how each part of the tool is important for parents and children when making the decision.

If you want to see how Carole helps her patients and clients navigate the decision making process for having a frenotomy, this video is an invaluable resource. Please take the time to watch.

Dissecting the Decision Tool

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