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The released area will form a wet, soft scab after the first day. This is nature’s “band-aid” and while typically white in color, in some cases it is yellow. The diamond will peak in size by day seven and then start to shrink over the following week.
Stretch each side six times a day for the first two weeks through the day. Then stretch the site three times a day for four weeks, for a total of six weeks. Stretching should only take five to ten seconds at a time. It’s best to be quick and careful with your movements. It is NOT recommended to go without stretches for more than six hours. If your baby sleeps longer than six hours, then wake the baby once between sleeps to do one more.
There is only one stretch for under the tongue. With clean hands, place the pointer or pinky finger under the tongue, push down and scoop the tongue up towards the roof of the mouth. Then push down and swipe from one side to the other to ensure the site was stretched, as it is harder to see what you are doing under the tongue
With clean hands, pull the lip out and up (no need to hold it for a certain amount of time; this flanges the lip out similar to breastfeeding). For the second stretch, using an adequate amount of pressure, place your finger all the way up under the lip and rub from one side of the site to the other, then roll the finger from the gum across the site in the direction of the nose.