The Upper Lip: Functional exercises that stimulate and promote healing by active movement like blowing kisses, sucking on a pacifier, bottle or breastfeeding and massaging the upper lip from the exterior.

Sucking exercises: Let your child suck on your finger and do a tug-of‐war, slowly trying to pull your finger out while they try to suck it back in.

The Tongue: Insert both index fingers into the mouth and stretching the cheeks. Then use both index fingers to dive under the tongue and lift it towards the roof of the baby’s mouth for 1-2 seconds. Release it and repeat the exercise. The goal is to completely unfold the tongue to keep it from reattaching.

Slowly rub the lower gumline from side to side and your baby’s tongue will follow your finger. This will help promote lateral movements of the tongue.