Painful, cracked, compressed-after-breastfeeding nipples. Baby not gaining weight well. Constant breastfeeding sessions that seem to take over an hour. Excessive baby fussiness and gas. These are some of the many signs that your child may have a tongue and/or lip tie. So, what is a tongue and lip tie and how do they affect breastfeeding? What are ways to fix them and improve breastfeeding?
With several fantastic articles already written on this subject, we are going to give brief answers to these questions and link to our favorite comprehensive resources. Also, over the next month, we will be sharing stories from breastfeeding mothers whose babies had tongue and/or lip ties.