Tongue tied newborn? A quick painless frenectomy may be the answer.


Anne was worried about breastfeeding her new son, James. She had struggled to breastfeed her daughter, Samantha, now 2. Initially Samantha was not gaining weight. Breastfeeding was painful; Anne’s nipples were cracked and sore. She dreaded the next feeding. Eventually Samantha was diagnosed with “tongue-tie” but her pediatrician was not trained to treat it. Finally, at a month of age, Samantha had her tongue “clipped” by an ear, nose and throat doctor, but by then Anne had developed a breast infection and, discouraged, gave up on breastfeeding.

Maxwell Billings