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Tongue-tie: Mums and babies ‘let down’ by poor services

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a common problem involving a band of skin between the underside of the tongue and the floor of the mouth. If this band of skin is very tight it can restrict the movement of a baby’s tongue making breastfeeding difficult.

Breastfeeding improves fast for some newborns following tongue-tie removal. Others may require many meals before seeing an improvement. Unfortunately, some newborns who have a tongue-tie division may not improve.

In a recent news article on the BBC, two mums told of the problems they have had when trying to feed their newborn babies with the condition.

Mother-of-two Clare Sinton saying that the experience was “Excruciating, unbearable, helpless.”, whilst Katharine Sharlott struggled to feed her newborn after a midwife said that his tongue movement looked fine, despite it turning out that her son had a 75% tie.

Read the full article here:
Tongue-tie: Mums and babies ‘let down’ by poor services

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