Frenectomy Revision Support

When a baby is unable to latch properly, it affects the breastfeeding relationship. It can be devastating to the mother when she has continued pain.  If the pain continues, it is important that the breastfeeding relationship is evaluated by a Lactation Professional.  Our Lactation Experts at Arkansas Family Doulas are trained to recognize what is typical in a breastfeeding relationship and when there may be a little more going on.  We can recognize the symptoms of lip and tongue tie and help set up the mother and baby to be evaluated by a physician who can properly evaluate and diagnose a lip and tongue tie if it's present. 

Symptoms: 

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  • Poor Weight Gain
  • Falling Asleep Prematurely Only To Wake Up Hungry Later
  • Reflux/Colic Symptoms 
  • Pain/Nipple Trauma
  • Clicking Sound 
  • Poor Suction 
  • Poor Breast Drainage
  • Popping On And Off The Breast
  • Leaking From The Sides Of The Mouth 
  • Slipping To The End Of The Breast

 

 

This is why Arkansas Family Doulas reached out to an expert. We are proud to be working with Dr. Alex Hamilton of Hamilton Family Dentistry in Bryant, AR. Dr. Alex is paving the way in Arkansas by providing families with the option of Waterlase Frenectomy revision. He is the first physician in the state of Arkansas to make sure his breastfeeding mothers have access to Lactation Support post revision and the days following the procedure. This combination of physician and Lactation Support collaboration will help aide mothers in reaching their personal breastfeeding goals and allowing them to have a positive breastfeeding relationship with their baby.  

    Sondra Rodocker, Lactation Specialist & Alex Hamilton, DDS

    Sondra Rodocker, Lactation Specialist & Alex Hamilton, DDS

 
 

Chiropractic Care After Revision

 

In addition to Arkansas Family Doulas working with a physician to provide support during revision and breastfeeding support post revision, we have reached out to one of Little Rock's most trusted and recommended Chiropractors, Dr. John Vincent of Wellness Revolution. Dr. Vincent has completed a certification program in pediatrics and pregnancy through the ICPA that allows him to help mothers through their pregnancy and children as their spine is developing. His knowledge and expertise in infant chiropractic care can be a helpful tool in your personal breastfeeding goals, post revision. Take a look at what he has to say about infant chiropractic care post revision. 

 

As the body has to adapt to stress from it's environment, it creates distortions in the communication system of the body (the nervous system). These distortions prevent optimal communication, interfering with our ability to adapt. Stresses can come in the forms of physical, chemical or emotional. If the distortions are removed, we can increase the bodies ability to adapt and integrate new processes. This can be used to help everyone that has encountered stress, but we have the opportunity to work with many children to help them reach their potential. We utilize a scanning system that allows us to visualize the distortion in the nervous system and monitor progress. In regards to lip and tongue ties, this applies because these conditions put added stress on the body causing added distortions. Improving communication helps babies adapt and integrate changes after the revision. 

-John Vincent, D.C.

   Dr. Vincent doing gentle scans on new baby. 

   Dr. Vincent doing gentle scans on new baby. 

    John Vincent, D.C. giving her an adjustment.

    John Vincent, D.C. giving her an adjustment.

       She is so relaxed from her adjustment. 

       She is so relaxed from her adjustment.