An infant with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) may encounter difficulties while breastfeeding.
This is more likely to be encountered if the the ankyloglossia is severe. Lesser degrees of ankyloglossia may not be associated with breastfeeding problems.
Problems may include:
(1) nipple pain and/or damage for the mother
(2) poor latch
(3) inadequate feeding with poor weight gain
In severe and uncorrected cases breastfeeding may be discontinued early.
Frenotomy is a simple procedure and provides immediate relief.
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Specialty: Nutrition, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics