Daily Health Tips:Should I Do Something About My Baby’s Tongue Tie?


Q: Good day doctor, thank you for the beautiful work, may God almighty reward you abundantly. Please I observed a light skin under my 10 weeks old baby’s tongue (tie tongue), I’ve been to the hospital and I was told that inasmuch the baby is crying well and moving the tongue, there is no problem. What’s your opinion on this ma’am?

A: Thanks for writing in.

In babies with tongue tie, there’s a tight piece of skin holding the tongue down from the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This is also called ankyloglossia and could affect baby’s ability to latch on properly to suckle (as the tongue does not cover the lower gum). This can lead to baby chomping on mum’s nipple with resultant sore nipples.

First thing, do not be scared. Even if indeed, she has tongue tie, it’s not a huge problem. Some…

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