Research has shown that 10% of babies have tongue tie. Some babies have a little stretchy band of tissue between the tongue and the floor of the mouth. In some babies this band (frenulum) may be tighter than it should. Those babies are called "Tongue Tied" because the cannot move their tongue well.
Pain on latch
Sore/damaged bleeding nipples
Reduced milk supply
Compression and/or nipple distortion resulting in pain (lipstick shaped or blanching after feeding)
Frequent short feedings
Difficulty latching or maintaining a latch
Failure to thrive
Clicking sound when sucking
Prolonged feeds/ short frequent feeds
I provide a full assessment which involves obtaining a full feeding history, observing positioning and latch at the breast. I also carry out a full oral assessment on your baby to assess your baby's tongue function. Following the assessment I provide referral to specialists for further assessment and treatment.