What is tongue tie?
A tongue-tie occurs when the embryological remnant of the tissue attaching the tongue to the floor of the mouth does not disappear when an infant is born. A lip-tie is when the upper lip remains attached to the upper gum.
How is it diagnosed?
since the infant cannot latch correctly if at all. The mother may have problems getting the baby to latch; or suffer with painful nipples or mastitis; or in worse cases the baby may fail to gain weight since he cannot get enough milk. The lactation consultant usually can diagnose it by looking in the baby’s mouth and by also palpating under the tongue for a ridge.
How does it affect the baby?