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?
It is often missed since it is not routinely checked for. However it can cause problems with breastfeeding and sometimes bottle feeding since the infant cannot latch correctly if at all.
How does it affect the baby?