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What are the symptoms of tongue-tie in babies?

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It’s often found because of problems breastfeeding. You may notice your baby:

Along with symptoms, you may hurt during and after breastfeeding. You may also have sore or cracked nipples. But tongue-tie isn’t the only reason there may be breastfeeding problems. So if you’re having them, talk to your doctor.

  • Can’t latch well
  • Tends to chew more than suck
  • Doesn’t gain weight the way you’d expect
  • Feeds for a long time, takes a short break, then feeds for another long stretch
  • Is fussy when trying to feed
  • Makes a clicking sound while feeding
  • Seems hungry all the time

From: What Is Tongue-Tie in Babies? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia).”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie).”

National Health Service: “Tongue-Tie.”

Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel: “Tongue-Tie.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on January 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia).”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Ankyloglossia (Tongue-Tie).”

National Health Service: “Tongue-Tie.”

Victoria State Government, Better Health Channel: “Tongue-Tie.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on January 10, 2018

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