- Dr. Vanshika Gupta-Adukia
Breastfeeding a Baby with Tongue Tie
Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue tie, occurs when a baby is born with an unusually short, tight frenulum, that is, the band of tissue that connects the underside of the tongue to the lower part of the mouth.
This causes the tongue to not be mobile enough for the baby to attach properly to the breast, creating breastfeeding problems.
Up next for #TheSwaddle, we discuss more on what it is like to have a tongue tied baby, signs & symptoms for the same. How tongue tie affects breastfeeding, along with long term effects and treatment options.
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