Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie




A collection of excellent blog posts from Dr. Bobby Ghaheri MD

Is My Baby Tongue-tied? by Catherine Watson Genna

The significance of tongue and lip ties and why you should consider correcting them by Dr. Kotlow

Why does it hurt when I breastfeed? by Dr. Kotlow

Tongue-tie and the breastfed baby by Diana West

The Hidden Cause of Feeding Problems? from Milk Matters

Congenital Tongue-tie and it’s Impact on Breastfeeding by Elizabeth Coryllos and Catherine Watson Genna

Articles and Presentations from Dr. Brian Palmer DDS

Clinical Pearl: The Murphy Maneuver for Diagnosing Tongue Tie from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Blog

Diagnosis and Treatment of Newborn Nursing Difficulties Power Point by Dr. Kotlow

Suck Dysfunction and Tongue-tie from

Tongue-tie and Breastfeeding by Catherine Watson Genna

Breastfeeding and Tongue-tie by Catherine Watson Genna and Elizabeth Coryllos

Tongue-tie from The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Ed

Info about tongue-tie and lip-tie and their association with infant reflux and colic from Dr. Kotlow

Examining for Posterior Tongue-Tie (video by Dr. Kotlow)

Swallow study of a baby with a posterior tongue-tie (video)

Laser frenotomy (video by Dr. Kotlow)

Video of laser frenotomy on a 10 year old boy

Laser Posterior Tongue-Tie Revision (video)

How does tongue-tie impact breastfeeding? A podcast interview with Catherine Watson Genna from Motherlove



Why can’t my baby breastfeed: The effects of an abnormal maxillary frenum attachment by Dr. Kotlow

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Maxillary Frenum Power Point by Dr. Kotlow (some nice before and after pictures here)

Introducing… the maxillary labial frenulum from The Funny-Shaped Woman


Care After Tongue and/or Lip-Tie Release

What to Expect After Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Release by Fleur Bickford

Care of Your Child After Tongue-Tie or Lip-Tie Release by Fleur Bickford and Beth McMillan

Care after lip and tongue-tie release (video by Dr. Kotlow)

Information about Breastfeeding and Complementary Therapies (most babies benefit from some form of bodywork after tongue/lip-tie release)


Mother’s Stories

My 8 Year Old’s Tongue-Tie (my personal story of my adventures with my son)

When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Feel Right: A Tongue-Tie Tale (3 parts, make you sure you read them all!)

Trouble Breastfeeding? Look in Your Baby’s Mouth from Mama Said

Lyla’s Tongue-tie

Lip-tie from Tempest Beauty

The Full Story from Metaphysical Mama

Posterior Tongue-tie Information from Metaphysical Mama (contains links to more mothers’ stories)

Posterior Tongue-tie from Stand and Deliver

Lip Tie Q & A from The Mommypotomus


Journal Articles (most recent first)

The Effects of Office-Based Frenotomy for Anterior and Posterior Ankyloglossia on Breastfeeding (full text)

Management of Posterior Ankyloglossia using the Er,Cr:YSGG Laser (full text)

Efficacy of Neonatal Release of Ankyloglossia: A Randomized Trial (full text)

Diagnosis and treatment of ankyloglossia and tied maxillary fraenum in infants using Er:YAG and 1064 diode lasers (full text)

Tongue-tie and breastfeeding: A review of the literature

Tongue Tie and Frenotomy in the Breastfeeding Newborn (full text)

Ankyloglossia, Exclusive Breastfeeding and Failure to Thrive (full text)

The Influence of the Maxillary Frenum on the Development and Pattern of Dental Caries on Anterior Teeth in Breastfeeding Infants: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (full text)

Posterior Ankyloglossia: A Case Report (full text)

Nipple pain at presentation predicts success of tongue-tie division for breastfeeding problems

Frenulotomy for Breastfeeding Infants with Ankyloglossia: Effect on Milk Removal and Sucking Mechanism as Imaged by Ultrasound (full text)

Tackling Ankyloglossia in the Office (full text)

Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Infants: The Effect of Frenotomy on Maternal Nipple Pain and Latch (full text)

Immediate nipple pain relief after frenotomy in breast-fed infants with ankyloglossia: A randomized, prospective study

Tongue-tie division in infants with breastfeeding difficulties

Randomized, controlled trial of division of tongue-tie in infants with feeding problems

Tongue Tie (full text)

Ankyloglossia: the adolescent and adult perspective

The effect of ankyloglossia on speech in children

Ankyloglossia: assessment, incidence and effect of frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad (full text)

Breastfeeding Difficulties as a Result of Tight Lingual and Labial Frena: A Case Report (full text)


Resources for Professionals:

Tongue-Tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment and Treatment Book by Dr. Alison Hazelbaker

Video and info about using the Hazelbaker assessment tool

DVD from Dr. Evelyn Jain

Excerpt from Supporting Sucking Skills by Catherine Watson Genna

Ankyloglossia Professional Support Group on Facebook




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