Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed a baby but that doesn’t always mean it’s easy. Although most are not serious enough to keep you from breastfeeding, some can make breastfeeding a more uncomfortable and less fulfilling process for you and your baby.
Some babies are born with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. This is known as tongue-tie and it can affect feeding by making it hard for your baby to attach effectively at your breast.
About video: This video goes over why breastfeeding difficulties may occur due to infant factors. Tongue tie and upper lip tie may lead to ineffective breastfeeding which can be easily and quickly corrected without sedation.
- Please note that for visual clarity, the nipple position is exaggerated (normally, the nipple does not extend past the hard palate).