Easy-to-Treat Condition Can Disrupt Breast-Feeding, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Study

Published: Nov 21, 2011

A "tongue-tie" condition in infants that hinders breast-feeding can be quickly diagnosed and treated in many cases, an expert says. The condition, also known as ankyloglossia, occurs in 4 percent to 10 percent of newborns. The most common type is easy to identify and occurs when a tight band of tissue causes a heart-shaped tongue indentation at the front of the mouth.

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