Symptoms of tongue-tie include:

  • Difficulty lifting the tongue to the upper teeth or moving the tongue from side to side
  • Trouble sticking out the tongue past the lower front teeth
  • A tongue that appears notched or heart shaped when stuck out

When to see a doctor

If your baby is having trouble breast-feeding, talk to your baby's doctor or a lactation consultant.

Similarly, consult the doctor if your older child complains of problems with his or her tongue — such as trouble reaching the back teeth — or you're bothered by your own symptoms of tongue-tie.

May. 16, 2012