Tongue tie occurs in about three per cent of babies and is a condition that can run in families. It is more commonly found in boys.
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is when the thin piece of skin under the baby’s tongue (the lingual frenulum) is abnormally short. This may restrict the movement of the tongue.
The most immediate impact of this is the potential effect on breastfeeding. It can interfere with a baby’s ability to latch and suckle at the breast leading to: