Tongue tie (aka. ankyloglossia) is when the tissue attached to the underside of the tongue and the base of the mouth is very tight, thick, or extends particularly far forward in the mouth. In this case, usually the tongue cannot move freely.
If a baby has the following symptoms, it’s possible that they are suffering from tongue tie.
1. Have issues with breastfeeding and sucking.
2. Slip off the breast or have difficulty latching on.
3. Make clicking noises and break suction during breastfeeding.
4. Delayed weight gain.
5. Unexplained frustration.
When it comes to the diagnose and treatment part, it’s never too late to notice the symptoms, seek a medical opinion and potentially therapy. Proper therapy can help children with feeding difficulties. If you suspect your child has a tongue tie or a feeding difficulty, you should consult your pediatrician, a certified lactation consultant, or a speech-language pathologist.