Tongue Tie in babies and children

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is where the strip of skin connecting the baby’s tongue to the floor of their mouth is shorter than usual.

Some babies who have tongue-tie don’t seem to be bothered by it.

In others, it can restrict the tongue’s movement, making it harder to breastfeed.
Other potential problems could be difficulty in sticking tongue out and sticking it side to side.
Treatment of choice depends on the infant’s ability to feed.

Division with scissors in outpatients is the optimum treatment up until the age of 12 weeks after which, without general anaesthetic, it is not feasible

There is anxiety among parents that child will not learn speech and language due to tongue:this is not true. Learning speech and language is a higher skill.