ORAL RESTRICTIONS

ORAL RESTRICTIONS

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Did you know that oral restrictions – tongue, lip, and/or buccal ties – can have a massive impact on sleep?

Oral restrictions are not just cause for concern when it comes to feeding. They can also create issues with breathing, eating solids/chewing, and speech.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If your baby or child:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗sleeps with an open mouth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗snores⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗has any pauses in breathing while sleeping⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗has short and very frequent feeds⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Has difficulty latching (if breastfed)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Has fallen off their growth curve at any point⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗cannot sleep flat on their back⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗needs to be held upright to sleep⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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…an oral restriction may be the culprit. Oftentimes, these are missed by lactation consultants and paediatricians if they are not very obviously present. A visit to a paediatric dentist or airway centric dentist who specialises in recognizing and treating oral restrictions can have a big impact on feeding and sleep now, and on many other factors in the long term.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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