The relationship between tongue-tie and colic

The relationship between tongue-tie and colic

Colic is a condition that causes prolonged crying and fussiness in infants, often for no apparent reason. 

Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition in which the tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth (lingual frenulum) is too short or tight, causing difficulty with certain tongue movements. 

There is some evidence to suggest that tongue-tie may be associated with colic in some cases, although the relationship between the two conditions is not well understood.

Some studies have found that infants with tongue-tie may be more likely to experience colic symptoms, such as prolonged crying and difficulty feeding. 

It is thought that the limited tongue movement associated with tongue-tie may interfere with the infant's ability to properly latch and suck during breastfeeding, leading to poor milk transfer and an increased risk of colic.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with colic and you think tongue-tie may be a contributing factor, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional, such as a dentist or pediatrician, for a proper evaluation and treatment recommendations. 

They can help determine the best course of action for managing both conditions.

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