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Tongue Tie

Parents information about Tongue Tie and how to get help in Greenwich

Some babies are born with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. This is known as tongue-tie and it can affect breastfeeding by making it hard for baby to attach effectively at the breast.
Many tongue ties are minor and do not need treatment. However, ALL babies with tongue tie need extra breastfeeding support to prevent problems.

If you are concerned your baby has a tongue tie talk to your midwife, health visitor or breastfeeding advocate for advice. It is a good idea to visit a Breastfeeding drop in group, where you can get extra support and talk to other mothers who have experience of tongue tie.

If your baby is under 4 months old and has breastfeeding difficulties tongue-tie can be treated. In Greenwich you will need to go to a breastfeeding group for information, assessment and referral if appropriate.

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