Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a problemaffecting somebabies with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth (lingual frenulum).

It can sometimes affect the baby's feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother's breast.

If you're concerned about your baby's feeding and think they may have tongue-tie, speak to your infant feeding specialist, lactation consultant, health visitor, midwife or GP.

The following information explains tongue-tie and the problems it can cause, and describes a quick and almost painless procedure to snip the skin, known as tongue-tie division, which should be considered if your baby is affected.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 7 Sep 2016