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Stretching exercises following a tongue-tie and lip-tie release

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first let's review the lip stretches you

want the top of your baby's head to face

your stomach you are going to gently but

firmly pull the upper lip as far as it

will stretch three times then massage

the site of the frenectomy for five to

ten seconds this is known as tissue

conditioning the baby will fuss but this

is an important step now let's talk

about the tongue stretches you want to

place your finger under the tongue and

pull up the tongue three times then

again massage in circles for five to ten

seconds here is a closer image of how to

stretch the tongue upward pull the base

of the tongue towards the roof of the

baby's mouth you really want to see

separation and space between the floor

of the mouth and the base of the tongue

elevate the center of the tongue right

where that tight freedom was present so

that it will not be attached these

stretches need to be done every four to

six hours for the first two weeks we

will see you for a follow-up in one week

and then again in three weeks to make

sure the area is fully healed and

symptoms have resolved

[Music]

first let's review the lip stretches you

want the top of your baby's head to face

your stomach you are going to gently but

firmly pull the upper lip as far as it

will stretch three times then massage

the site of the frenectomy for five to

ten seconds this is known as tissue

conditioning

the baby will fuss but this is an

important step now let's talk about the

tongue stretches you want to place your

finger under the tongue and pull up the

top three times then again massage in

circles for five to ten seconds here is

a closer image of how to stretch the

tongue upward pull the base of the

tongue towards the roof of the baby's

mouth you really want to see separation

and space between the floor of the mouth

and the base of the tongue elevate the

center of the tongue right where that

tight freedom was present so that it

will not be attached these stretches

need to be done every four to six hours

for the first two weeks we will see you

for a follow-up in one week and then

again in three weeks to make sure the

area is fully healed and symptoms have

resolved

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