Myofunctional therapy Part 3: Tongue function and breastfeeding as precursor of oronasal functions

Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2021 Sep;22(3):248-250. doi: 10.23804/ejpd.2021.22.03.13.


Breastfeeding is the best practice to ensure proper nutrition, correct growth of the craniofacial complex and overall health of the baby with optimal breathing, feeding and sleeping functions. Many mothers face breastfeeding problems due to the baby's difficulty in latching, especially if the lingual frenum is restricted. Early detection and understanding of some of the root causes of those difficulties will lead to an early intervention, thus getting the babies on the right tract of their full potential of growth and development.

MeSH terms

  • Breast Feeding*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Lingual Frenum / surgery
  • Mothers
  • Myofunctional Therapy*