Dr. Tedra Erickson Stanley, IBCLC

Dr. Tedra Erickson Stanley is a Pediatric Chiropractor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Tedra is the owner of Acorn Chiropractic Wellness Center near Houston, Texas, and Tongue Tie Savvy, an online resource for parents.


Dr. Tedra has over 20 years of experience helping families to improve their health, with particular emphasis on pregnancy and pediatrics. Utilizing a variety of hands-on techniques, she has relieved pain, released restrictions, and restored normal function in thousands of bodies of all ages and sizes. A passionate, lifelong advocate for breastfeeding/chestfeeding, Dr. Tedra achieved her IBCLC certification in 2019, in order to help more families to reach their feeding goals. The combination of removing physical barriers and restoring optimal posture and movement in patients with oral restrictions has proven to be a remarkable and rewarding aspect of her clinical practice.


The unusual dual DC/IBCLC certification gives Dr. Tedra a unique insight and perspective in the care of people struggling with TOTS. A student of TOTS for many years, she has spent countless hours learning and combining knowledge from the worlds of dentistry, OT, PT, osteopathy, functional medicine, SLP, MFT, ENT, and more, to achieve a well-rounded understanding of how bodywork complements other treatments and therapies in achieving ultimate best outcomes.


While helping parents through the struggles of infant feeding with TOTS, Dr. Tedra recognized a lack of cohesive support for the family outside the various practitioners’ offices. She has developed Tongue Tie Savvy (www.tonguetiesavvy.com) - an online information source and support network for parents as they navigate these difficult, often emotional, decisions for their family.


Financial: Dr. Tedra Erickson Stanley owns Tongue Tie Savvy in Richmond, Texas. She receives a speaker fee from TalkTools.

Non-Financial: Dr. Tedra Erickson Stanley has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.