Tongue and Lip Ties: Best Evidence

Baby with mouth open showing a tongue tie

By Lee-Ann Grenier

Tongue and lip tie (often abbreviated to TT/LT) have become buzzwords among lactation consultants, bloggers and new mothers. For many, these are strange new words despite the fact that it is a relatively common condition. Treating tongue tie fell out of medical favour in the early 1950s. In breastfeeding circles, it was talked about occasionally, but until recently few health care professionals screened babies for tongue tie and it was frequently overlooked as a cause of common breastfeeding difficulties.

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