Tongue-Tie, Lip-Tie and Frenotomy

Tongue-tie is a medical condition that affects many people, and has special implications for the breastfed baby.

The medical term for the condition known as tongue-tie is “ankyloglossia”. It results when the frenulum (the band of tissue that connects the bottom of the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is too short and tight, causing the movement of the tongue to be restrict.

People can also be lip-tied, which involves the frenulum that runs in the inside of the center of the upper lip.

If you are concerned that your baby may be tongue-tied or lip-tied, please contact Marianne for an evaluation.

Labial Frenulum Tie / Tongue-Tie

CLIP IT – the resource for medical professionals about infant tongue-ties

Dr. Kotlow’s Tongue Tie Resources, a dentist with a library of articles pertaining to toungue-tie for breastfeeding and life

International Affiliation of Tongue Tie Professionals (site includes many photos)

Catherine Genna Watson’s website (also many photos)

Ankyloglossia: Assessment, Incidence, and Effect of Frenuloplasty on the Breastfeeding Dyad, by Jeanne L. Ballard, MD, Christine E. Auer, RN, IBCLC, Jane C. Khoury, MS

Tongue-Tie & Breastfeeding, by Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC

Tongue Tie – From Confusion to Clarity

Article by Catherine Watson Genna in an AAP Newletter

Tongue Tie in the News

Tongue Tie and Frenotomy in the Breastfeeding Newborn, by Isabella Knox, MD, EdM

Suck Dysfunction & Milk Supply

Information for Families: Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia),by Caroline Bowen, PhD

FAQ page with some good questions and information on tongue-tie

Breastfeeding and Frenulums : A professional presentation about ankyloglossia, by Brian Palmer, D.D.S.

Breastfeeding and Tongue-Tie, by La Leche League International


Maxillary Frenulum Tie / Lip-Tie

Lip tie, tongue-tie and reflux, by Dr. Kotlow


Videos/Photos of Tongue & Lip Tie

Examining for posterior tongue tie, by Dr Kotlow

Photo gallery of various types of tongue-tie

Tongue-Tie release in Babies & Infants



Maxillary Frenum (lip tie) & its Impact on Breastfeeding

Lip Tie

Sweet Release of Tongue-Tie

Dealing with Tongue Tie

Seeing a doctor who doesn’t believe clipping a tongue tie will help? Bring in this new study!



Supporting Sucking Skills in the Breastfed Infant, by Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC

Tongue-tie: Morphogenesis, Impact, Assessment, by Alison Hazelbaker, PhD, IBCLC

*The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan. Reading the information on this website does not create a physician-patient relationship.*