Have you heard about tongue tie and wonder what the heck it is? How would you ever know if your baby had tongue tie? Well you’re in the right place! 

My name is Lisa Palladino and I’m here to talk to you about the signs and symptoms of tongue tie in your baby and in breastfeeding. So who am I? I am a lactation consultant and a certified nurse midwife from Staten Island, New York. I’ve been in private practice here for many, many years and I’ve seen lots of babies having difficulty with feeding due to tongue tie and lip tie as well. So what are some of the symptoms in the baby? They have low weight gain from not eating enough and other symptoms are colic or crying a lot. Reflux or spitting up, explosive poos and blisters on lips, especially the upper lip and possibly a white coating at the back of the throat – some people might think looks like thrush but it’s actually not.

Symptoms in the parents if you’re the breastfeeding parent, you may have painful breastfeeding nipples with or without bleeding and it just is really uncomfortable or they just might have some pain after feeding if the baby has a difficult time, the nipples are misshapen and looks like the top of a brand-new lipstick. 

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