Common Lip & Tongue-Tie Symptoms – Arlington Heights, IL

What to Look Out For

Typically, parents (specifically mothers) who have a child with a lip or tongue-tie encounter the same collection of unpleasant symptoms, but many do not know they might stem from one problem. As a result, they tend to blame themselves, when in reality, the situation isn’t their fault. If you or your child experience any of the symptoms listed below, the cause could certainly be a lip or tongue-tie.

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Common Symptoms for Babies

  • Slow or stagnant weight gain
  • Excessive fussiness or colic
  • Frequent reflux or spit-up
  • Prolonged or sporadic feedings
  • Short or truncated feedings
  • Large amount of drooling or clicking while feeding
  • Mashing or biting the nipple while feeding

Common Symptoms for Nursing Mothers

  • Breastfeeding is painful
  • Nipples become red, swollen, or sensitive due to feedings
  • Mastitis, nipple thrush, or blocked ducts
  • Milk flow is insufficient
  • Trouble getting baby to latch
  • Unpredictable feeding schedule

Common Symptoms for Older Children

  • Difficulty chewing hard or solid foods (like steak or apples)
  • Frequent gagging, choking, or vomiting
  • Oral pain when eating certain foods
  • Problems with oral hygiene
  • Speech impediment or delayed speech development
  • Gastric/digestion problems
  • Teeth crowding, crookedness, and other orthodontic issues
  • SDB (sleep-disordered breathing) or snoring