What is a tongue-tie? A tongue-tie is where the tissue that connects your tongue to bottom of the mouth is short, tight or thick.
This can cause your baby's tongue to have difficulties moving and can cause challenges for breastfeeding. Although, not every baby that has a tongue-tie has issues breastfeeding.
Things to keep an eye out for if you suspect your baby of having a tongue-tie:
If you notice any of the above issues, here are things that you can do to help improve the latch:
Mamas, a tongue-tie doesn't necessarily mean that your baby won't be able to breastfeed. If you've tried the above tips and/or you suspect a tongue-tie, please reach out to myself or to a Lactation Consultant to do a thorough assessment. As I stated above, sometimes it's just a matter of working on a deeper latch, but sometimes a Frenectomy is required. This is when a pediatric dentist lasers the tongue-tie. Please remember that even after a Frenectomy is done, you will need follow up to learn how to latch your baby deeper.
Don't be afraid to reach out for support: https://mamabearholisticcare.com/contact/