My newborn was tongue tied and it was corrected. She is rolling her tongue back when trying to latch. What can I do?
Latching after tongue tie can sometimes be difficult, but you can definitely do it! When you bring baby to the breast make sure that she opens her mouth in a wide gape. If her tongue isn’t out, try touching her bottom lip with your nipple or the tip of your finger. Often this will make baby stick out their tongue. If she is still rolling her tongue back you and try gently rubbing the underside of her tongue with your fingertip to try and get her to stick her tongue out. You may have to try a few times before getting a good latch. If it doesn’t look or feel right don’t be afraid to unlatch and try again. It may take a little time, but you’ll get there!
Molly Petersen, CLC