Breastfeeding

Tulsa Dentist Offers Tongue Tie Revision

Tulsa Dentist Offers Tongue Tie Revision

Angie Nauman with Glisten Dental provides laser frenectomy procedures to help increase breastfeeding comfort and success for mothers and babies struggling through lip-tie and tongue-tie. 

The longer I'm in birth and postpartum work, the more I see the need to make sure that those providing much needed services are hailed in our community. One of those services is tongue-tie revision. A quick google image search of tongue-tie brings a whole host of pictures of babies, children and even adults with their red mouths gaping, lips splayed and their tongues lifted to see the sometimes very noticeable frenulums holding tightly to tissue where there should be freedom.

Most local families have been referred to Oklahoma City or Wichita to receive laser revisions for tongue-ties or lip-ties for their babies, but sometimes the thought of traveling even 90 minutes with a newborn can be daunting. But these families will, many times, do whatever is necessary to save themselves pain or risk having their nursing relationship cease because of a physical abnormality. 

Listen up, northeast Oklahoma, you have an option here! 

Best Nipple Lubricant for Breastfeeding

Best Nipple Lubricant for Breastfeeding

There are some common sayings many of us are told by well-meaning friends, family, and even strangers. And for those planning on breastfeeding it can be confusing. 

“Your nipples are going to be so sore! Be sure to use Lanolin weeks before the baby arrives.” 
“Ouch, your nipples are looking pink. Slather some nipple butter on them.” 
“After every feed use *this* for your nipples, it prevents the soreness.”

Should I use Lansinoh HPA Lanolin, Earth Mama Nipple Butter, Medela Tender Care Lanolin? As you search you find more and more options from lanolin, lanolin-free, organic to non-GMO. Some people are even told to utilize non-evidence based method like wet tea bags or creams. So where can you find the best lubricant for your nipples?

Milky Misery and Happy Baby

Milky Misery and Happy Baby

I love breastfeeding. I have now breastfed all three of my babies for collectively over 3 years (and still going strong with my 4 month old!)  It can be beautiful, nutritious, and connective to you and your baby. 

However, the bed of roses can have some thorns.

In honor of those needing some breastfeeding encouragement, I would like to share some of the hurdles and my own insecurities that I have personally had with breastfeeding!

What Lenny Kravitz’s Leather Pants and My Boobs Have in Common

What Lenny Kravitz’s Leather Pants and My Boobs Have in Common

It’s not actually as scandalous as you’d think.  You see, his pants failed to do their job properly and so did my boobs...

How My Puking and Postpartum Depression Helps You Be a Better Parent

How My Puking and Postpartum Depression Helps You Be a Better Parent

Well, there isn’t a glowing story to tell you about when I was pregnant with each of my 3 beautiful little children. I didn’t float through pregnancy on a cloud of bliss at the wonderment of creating an entire new person and enjoy the special feelings of my body expanding to accommodate their growing forms as they pulled their nourishment from me.

I puked.