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Tongue Tie In Babies Fact Sheet


Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

For all mom's out there that may be experiencing issues with breastfeeding, this resource is for you. It is a quick, easy way for mom's to determine if they should bring their baby in to see us for a tongue tie assessment

Tongue Tie In Babies Fact Sheet
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"A tongue-tie is when the piece of skin under the baby’s tongue (called the frenulum) is tight, or shorter than normal. It is also called Ankyloglossia (pronounced ankle-o-gloss-ia)."

There are plenty of resources out there talking about how tongue-tie can affect breastfeeding as an infant and then feeding, speech, and facial formation later in life. But how can you tell if your baby or child has tongue tie? This resource is a terrific guide for any parent to quickly see if their child may have symptoms or attributes of tongue tie.

If a mother has trouble breastfeeding or believes their child has trouble eating or speaking, then your child may have tongue tie or lip tie. This resource will help you check your child for signs and symptoms of tongue tie.

If you think, after reviewing this resource, your child might have tongue tie, call us to let us know your concerns. Our assessment can confirm whether or not your child has ankyloglossia. We can also recommend the proper treatment (frenectomy, frenotomy, etc).

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