Dr. Kristen Berning's guest blog post on tongue-ties and breastfeeding

Welcoming Patients from Dubuque, Davenport, Dyersville, IA & Galena, IL

Dr. Kristen Berning was a recent guest blogger for Compass Counseling and Behavioral Health of Dubuque, Iowa. Compass Counseling and Behavioral Health works with individuals, couples, families and groups to address a wide range of issues. One specialty area is maternal mental health in which they provide counseling and therapy to women in all stages of motherhood. These stages range from trying to conceive, pregnancy, coping with loss, and adjusting to the postpartum phases.  

During Maternal Mental Health Week, Compass Counseling shared stories from real moms from Dubuque and Tri-State area. Dr. Kristen Berning shared her personal challenges with breastfeeding  her third baby. She learned a lot during her experience and is thankful for the local mom-to-mom support she had during that time. Her experience impacted her life significantly. This led her to learn more about tongue-ties and then provide support and local treatment options for tongue-tied babies.

A tongue-tie can prevent a baby from feeding properly and lead to many problems such as poor latch, poor weight gain, long or frequent feedings, clicking noises with feeding, colic and fussiness. For a mother, a tongue-tied baby can cause significant pain with breastfeeding, cracked or bleeding nipples, plugged ducts, low milk supply and mastitis or thrush.  

Dr. Kristen Berning uses a laser to release the tongue and/or lip tie so that function of the tongue and/or lip improves and the latch can improve for feeding. She has helped many moms and babies improve their breastfeeding relationship. 

To read her blog post, visit Compass Counseling's website here

Dubuque Iowa Tongue Tie Dentist

Dr. Kristen Berning provides treatment and support for breastfeeding moms whose babies have tongue and/or lip ties.  She uses a laser to release the lip and tongue ties, including posterior tongue ties.  Her office is located at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Valley, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids & Dubuque, IA, Galena and Rockford, IL and Madison, WI areas.  To schedule a consultation or ask questions about laser lip and tongue tie revision with Dr. Kristen Berning please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.