Tongue Tie Complications
One of the biggest issues babies with tongue tie face is difficulty breastfeeding or eating. As the Mayo Clinic describes it, the baby's limited ability to move their tongue might prevent them from placing it in the right position while feeding. Instead of sucking, the baby might chew on the nipple, which can prevent them from getting the food they need. The chewing can also cause the mother a good deal of pain.
Without treatment, a tongue tie can cause problems later in life. Having limited tongue movement can make speech difficult. Tongue-tied children and adults have trouble producing "th," "l," "r" and other consonant sounds. A tongue tie can also increase a person's risk of tooth decay and other oral hygiene issues. When your child's first teeth come in, help keep them healthy by starting good oral hygiene habits early, such as by brushing with a Colgate My First toothbrush, which has extra soft bristles for gentle, yet effective cleaning.