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Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are genetic disorders that include symptoms such as loose joints, tissue weakness, easy bruising, and skin that stretches easily. There are seven types of Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: classical type, hypermobility type, vascular type, kyphoscoliosis type, arthrochalsia type, dermatosparaxis type, and tenascin-X deficient type. Treatment for Ehlers-Danlos syndromes depends on which symptoms and signs are present.
Can Babies Grow Out of Tongue-Tie?
If tongue-tie is left alone, it will often resolve itself as the baby’s mouth grows. However, in some cases, surgery for tongue-tie may be required.
Breastfeeding: Common Breastfeeding Challenges
Breastfeeding an infant can cause common challenges both for the mother an infant. Some challenges include sore nipples, low milk supply, oversupply of milk, engorgement, plugged ducts, breast infection, fungal infections, nursing strike, inverted, flat, or very large nipples, breastfeeding a baby with health problems, and breastfeeding in special situations. Tips and helpful information can inform mothers how to manage and handles these challenges while continuing to breastfeed her baby.
Problems When Breastfeeding
Breast milk is the best diet for infants. Breastfeeding has several health benefits for the mother and her baby; moreover, it also builds an emotional bonding between them. Experts recommend exclusive breastfeeding until the baby is six months.
Is Tongue-Tie Surgery Necessary?
About 10 out of 100 babies are born with a condition known as ankyloglossia, popularly known as tongue-tie. The condition makes it difficult for the infant to properly latch on the mother’s breasts for breastfeeding. This may lead to the baby not getting adequate nutrition. The mother’s breast may also get engorged, swell, and pain due to inadequate emptying of the breasts.
How Common Is Tongue-Tie in Babies?
Tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, occurs in about 4 to 11 percent of newborns and is characterized by an excessively tight lingual frenulum.
How Long Can I Breastfeed My Baby?
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that babies should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months. It is even fine to breastfeed your baby until they are two years old if this works for you and your infant.
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