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A Posterior Tongue Tie?!

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

Posterior tongue ties. They are such a mystery and can cause so much confusion for breast/chest feeding parents and care providers alike. It is often thought that a tongue tie baby cannot move their tongue past their gum line, which isn't necessarily true for a baby with a posterior tongue tie.

Parents with tongue tie babies start to struggle with feeding their baby soon after birth and can be confused by the symptoms if their baby is thriving and gaining weight well.

Symptoms can include:

* Fussing/sleepiness at the breast

* Unable or struggles to maintain a deep latch

* Gas/reflux/colic/blood in stool

* Baby feeding often, more like an all day snacker than a baby who takes regular meals.

* Chokes and splutters on milk once the let down happens.

* Slow or no weight gain