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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1077) Last page : ( 1079)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00186.9

Breast feeding Difficulties in Tongue-Tie

Nivashini G.S.V.1,*, Thenmozhi M.S.2

11st year BDS, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

2Head of the Department Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: nivashinisridhar@gmail.com

Online published on 28 October, 2015.



To identify the Breast feeding difficulties in tongue tie


To find out the breast feeding difficulties in tongue tie


The tongue is a muscular hydrostatic on the floors of the mouths of most vertebrates which manipulates food for mastication. Ankyloglossia is a congenital disorder in which the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth called frenulum. This decreases the mobility of the tongue leading to the open deformity and results in mandibular prognathism. The frenulum fails to move back to the tongue during development or heart shaped tongue. The difficulties in Breast feeding will be the baby can open its mouth fully so it can't latch it in correct position which leads to the aspiration of the milk as the baby can't open widely, it will open till the nipple bleeding from the nipple there will be a noisy suck.


The reason is to find out the problem in the beginning level and can explore the possible ways of treatment and to gain knowledge about it.



Tongue-tie, frenulum, breastfeeding, nipples, ankyloglossia, frenectomy.


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