Learning how to breastfeed takes time and practice. If you and your baby are facing challenges, you may want to rule out whether or not a lip tie is to blame. Global Pediatric Health notes that lip ties occur when the frenulum (the soft tissue that attaches the upper lip to the upper gum) interferes with feeding.
While mild lip ties are common and don't pose any health concern, reports the Archives of Craniofacial Surgery, severe cases can pose problems like difficulty breastfeeding, speech problems and cavities. How can you recognize a lip tie and what treatment can correct it?