Signs & Symptoms of Ties


Mother’s Symptomsscreenshot_20190103-150408_chrome

  • Painful nursing (sometimes not painful if mother has a heavy let down because baby can “drink” without having to suck. In these cases, babies stop gaining weight around 3-4 months.)
  • In complete drainage that may lead to mastitis, bruised and cracked nipples
  • History or tongue tie in the family
  • Mother feels like feeding baby is a full time job

Baby’s Symptoms

  • Poor latch
  • Slides off  falls asleep while nursing   tongue tie
  • Frustration with nursing
  • Short bursts followed by shallowing nursing pattern (rather than normal continuous such/swallow pattern)
  • Clicking sounds when breast or bottle feeding
  • Chocking when bottle or breast feeding
  • Hearing noises when child is sleeping or breathing
  • Acid reflux
  • Colic
  • Poor weight gain
  • Continuous feedings after the newborn period (every 2-3 hours)lip tie
  • Short sleep cycle and always fussy OR excessive sleep (not getting enough calories)
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Dislikes laying on back or in the car seat
  • Grunting noises or labored breathing during sleep
  • Sleeps with head arched or to the side


Lip and tongue tie diagnoses are based on oral function, physical appearnence and symptoms. Please contact Help With Ties for a though evaluation.

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