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(newborn + age 2)
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What is a Tongue Tie?

A tongue tie occurs when the thin membrane under the baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) restricts the movement of the tongue. You can find your own lingual frenulum by looking in the mirror, opening your mouth and stretching your tongue up. All babies are born with some extent of this tissue, and for approximately 3-15% of newborns, it is so tight that they cannot move their tongues freely. Babies affected by this will struggle with their ability to latch, which leads to poor feeding, nipple pain and trauma, decreased milk intake, and a decline in milk supply over time. Tongue tie, medically known as Ankyloglossia, is simply a congenital oral anomaly caused by an unusually thick, or unusually short, lingual frenulum. 

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Symptoms in Baby 

  • Noisy suckling or clicking 

  • Popping on and off the breast 

  • Leaking on the sides of the mouth 

  • Poor weight gain 

  • Coughing or gagging 

  • Lip blisters 

  • Gas pain 

  • Noisy breathing/snoring sounds when sleeping 

  • Reflux or colic symptoms 

Symptoms in Mom 

  • Flattened nipples after breastfeeding 

  • Nipple pain and damage 

  • Prolonged feedings 

  • Poor breast drainage 

  • Decreased milk production 

Infant Tongue Tie Symptoms