What is a tongue tie?
A tongue tie is a membrane/band of tissue that extends from the undersurface of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. It is formed as part of the normal development of the tongue. Normally the membrane disappears but in some instances it persists as a tongue tie.
It is a relatively common finding affecting up to about 10% of newborns. There is much interest in the potential impact that a tongue tie may have on a baby’s feeding and well being but this needs to be balanced against the possible but rare risks of the procedure