A tongue-tie is where the strip of skin connecting the baby's tongue to the floor of the mouth is shorter than usual. The treatment for Tongue-Tie is a simple procedure called Frenulotomy. Guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) suggests that Frenulotomy is usually safe for young babies and could help with feeding problems and that it should be carried out to assist mother and baby to feed more effectively.
It is important that you view the procedure is part of a plan to improve your feeding. Following the division some mothers and babies notice an improvement straight away whilst others it can take a little longer.