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Teaming Up to Correct Tongue Tie

By Robyn Merkel-Walsh Bobby, age 34 months, was brought to my office for a history of feeding issues. At birth he could not latch on to the bottle, and had to be spoon-fed formula, because his suck was too weak. His pediatrician recognized that he was tongue-tied—he had ankyloglossia—but two consulting otolaryngologists determined that surgery

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Three Structures in a Child’s Mouth That Can Cause Picky Eating

Babies, toddlers, and older children can develop feeding difficulties—ranging from general picky eating to severe feeding disorders—for a variety of reasons. As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in feeding challenges in children, I peer into a lot of little mouths. In my professional experience, these three “mouth offenders” can shape a child’s willingness to try new foods. Misaligned teeth: Crowded,

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