Nursing & Tongue Ties
WHAT IS A TONGUE TIE?
A tongue tie is a fairly common condition that about 5% of newborns are born with. What this means is the piece of tissue that connects your baby’s tongue to the bottom of their mouth (the frenulum) is either too short, too tight, or too thick. When this happens, their tongue isn’t able to move freely like it is supposed to. The baby may or may not be able to breastfeed when they have a tongue tie.
BREASTFEEDING WITH A TONGUE TIE:
If you are breastfeeding and your baby is having trouble, talk with your pediatrician about the possibility of a tongue tie or lip tie.
A frenectomy is the removal of the frenum. The frenum is a very thin piece of connective tissue in the mouth that can cause complications in babies and children. If are noticing your child has been having a hard time breastfeeding, eating, or talking, a frenectomy may help resolve the issue. A frenectomy can help relieve a child or baby from the discomfort associated with tongue or lip-ties. To read more, click here!