Tongue-tie breastfeeding signs

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tongue-tie breastfeeding signs



Tongue-tie is a condition in which the lingual frenulum (the thin piece of tissue under the tongue) is too short or tight. 




Tongue-tie can cause difficulties with breastfeeding, as it can make it difficult for the baby to latch on to the breast properly and to suck effectively.




Some signs that a baby may have a tongue-tie and is having difficulty breastfeeding include:





  • Difficulty latching on to the breast: The baby may have difficulty opening their mouth wide enough to latch on to the breast or may have difficulty keeping the mouth open while breastfeeding.

  • Difficulty sucking: The baby may have difficulty sucking effectively, resulting in poor milk transfer or long feeding times.

  • Gasping or choking while breastfeeding: The baby may gasp or choke while breastfeeding due to difficulty sucking or swallowing.

  • Clicking or smacking sounds while breastfeeding: The baby may make clicking or smacking sounds while breastfeeding due to difficulty sucking or swallowing.

  • Difficulty staying latched on to the breast: The baby may have difficulty staying latched on to the breast and may frequently slip off the nipple.

  • Poor weight gain: The baby may have difficulty gaining weight or may lose weight if they are unable to get enough milk due to tongue-tie.




If a baby is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important for the parents to consult a healthcare provider or a lactation consultant for evaluation and guidance. 




In some cases, tongue-tie may be treated with a procedure called a frenotomy, which involves cutting the tight tissue under the tongue to allow the tongue to move

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