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  • Writer's pictureDr Shifa Shamsudeen


The tongue’s resting posture up the palate in an infant post tongue tie release . At WE, we call it N spot, the point the tip of the tongue rests while pronouncing the alphabet N. . .

This position is necessary for the following reasons

1. Optimisation of nasal breathing

2. Proper Development of the upper and lower jaw

3. Harmony of the face and neck muscles

4. Proper chew and swallow

5. Proper facial development Are few to mention. . It’s not just enough for the tip of the tongue to be up the palate, we want the entire tongue to be up to achieve the above mentioned benefits. . So how do we identify if the posterior part of the tongue is up too ?

6. In breastfeeding infants , a posterior restriction is identified as issues in feeding , pain during latch , improper latch and long feeding time are fed to mention

7. In older children, the opening of the mouth compromises when the tongue is sucked up the palate.

8. They will have tendency to breathe through the mouth.

9. Narrow jaws and crooked teeth. Does your child have a tongue that’s resting in proper position ?

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