A tongue tie, anklyloglossia, can restrict a baby’s tongue movement and cause problems with breast and bottle feeding in early life.
Signs of a possible tongue tie include difficulty with latch, pain on feeding, clicking sounds while feeding and issues with weight gain. Other signs include heart shaped indentation at tip of the tongue and restricted elevation and protrusion (sticking out) of the tongue.
Tongue tie division is a procedure to correct a tongue tie. It is a quick and almost painless procedure and can usually result in an immediate improvement in feeding.