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Could my baby have a tongue- or lip-tie?
If you/your baby are experiencing any of these symptoms, you will need the help of a qualified professional to help you determine whether they may be caused by tongue- or lip-tie or other reasons. Consider these options:
For more information
Dr. Sledge received her training through Dr. Larry Kotlow, a highly respected expert on tongue- and lip-tie. Here are some of Dr. Kotlow's resources: www.kiddsteeth.com/breastfeeding.php
About Dr. Sledge
Dr. Catherine Sledge is a born and raised Jacksonian. She graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi’s Barksdale Honors College, and then received her D.M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s school of dentistry in 2011. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Mississippi Dental Association, Mississippi Association of Women Dentists, and the International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals (IATP). Dr. Sledge has had longtime involvement in fighting childhood obesity in our state, spearheading projects such as the You’ve Gotta Move classroom DVD and writing children’s book Anna’s Choice. Dr. Sledge’s professional passions include smile makeovers in adults and ankyloglossia treatment in infants and children. She is one of the only doctors in Mississippi who uses laser technology to treat this condition. She is a member of the Junior League of Jackson and has served as President of the Worship Choir at First Baptist Church of Jackson, where she has been a lifelong member. She is married to financial advisor Taylor Sledge of Jackson, and they have two boys, T.Mark and Amos.
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