Some Insights On Tongue Tie

A tongue tie is what occurs when the thin membrane which attaches the tip of the tongue to the floor of the mouth doesn’t absorb in the womb. It results in a baby being unable to list the tip of the tongue and thus it struggles to breastfeed as it cannot latch. Later in life it has speech delays and impediments and as an adult you can only imagine how difficult it is to kiss.
If it is picked up at birth then it is a very quick, painless and easy procedure to perform with some local anesthetic in the rooms whereby the membrane remnant can be snipped with scissors and breastfeeding started immediately.

If the diagnosis is only made after a year then a formal operation in theatre needs to be done and the membrane remove using an electro cautery. The same principles for post operation tongue sweeps apply

If the diagnosis is only made after a year then a formal operation in theatre needs to be done and the membrane remove using an electro cautery. The same principles for post operation tongue sweeps apply