Tongue-tie or Ankyloglossia happens when the string of tissue underneath your baby’s tongue (frenulum), which attaches the tongue to the floor of her mouth, is too short.
Having tongue-tie can stop your baby from moving their tongue freely, or sticking the tip of her tongue out past her lower front teeth.
This can often cause problems with breastfeeding if your baby can’t suck well, meaning they may struggle to put on weight.
Often, when parents choose to get a frenotomy (have the tongue tie cut) done for their baby, it’s a decision that they don’t make lightly. They are almost always doing it because they’re passionate about breastfeeding.
If your baby has trouble breastfeeding or latching on, talk to one of Bite’s experienced team members who can advise you on the next step to take.