Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue tie, occurs when they tongue’s range of motion is restricted. Usually present at birth, tongue tie can affect the way a child breastfeeds, typically causing more pain to the mother and less milk for the infant. It is very unusual for it to cause speech problems. Although tongue tie may resolve on its own, surgical treatment (frenotomy or frenuloplasty) may be required to correct the problem.
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