International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Tongue-Tie Treatment
Infant Feeding Specialist

Tongue Tie Symptoms.

Below is a list of common symptoms that can be used in the diagnosis of tongue-tie in infants.

If you or your baby display any of these symptoms, please feel free to contact me for further advice.

  • Lots of wind and hiccoughs.
  • Fussing at the breast after the initial let down has passed.
  • Air being sucked in when the mouth does not seal properly.
  • A clicking sound during feeding.
  • A biting / grinding feeling during feeding, leading to painful nipples.
  • Bruises on the areola.
  • A squashed nipple including:
    • Like a lipstick.
    • A white crease across the nipple.
    • Nipple trauma.
  • Dreading every feed due to pain from cracked nipples.
  • Noisy breathing / snoring during sleep.
  • Frequent breaks in the feeding.
  • Falling asleep at the breast after the initial let down.
  • Sucking for a few minutes and feeding frequently.
  • Cheeks or edges of mouth sucked in.
  • Restless baby who has difficulty sleeping and who wakes frequently for feeds.
  • Failure to gain weight or slow weight gain.
  • The nipple slips or baby clamps or bites.
  • Mastitis.
  • Small mouth gape.
  • Unable to attach to the breast.
  • Unable to stick tongue out.
  • Reduced stool and urine output.
  • Reduced elevation of the tongue.
  • Heart shaped tongue on elevation or extension.
  • Fold on tongue.
  • Sweep under the tongue, with finger, reveals an obstruction.
  • Nipple white / cold after feeding.
  • Tongue comes forward but retracts when touched.
  • Opens mouth to attach but shakes head without attaching.
  • Can be hereditary - parents or grandparents have a history of tongue tie.
  • More common in boys than girls.

If you have any doubts or concerns that your baby may have a tongue-tie, please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Ann Dobson.

Telephone: 07980 017607