In a newborn or infant, the symptoms of tongue tie are similar to the symptoms in any child who is having problems with breast feeding, including:
The breast-feeding mother may have problems with breast pain, plugged milk ducts, or painful breasts, and may feel frustrated.
Most experts do not recommend that health care providers examine newborns for tongue tie unless there are breast-feeding problems.
Most health care providers only consider tongue tie when:
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