When your child's tongue is not functioning properly, they may develop nursing, eating, or speech issues. This is known as tongue tie- a common physical condition that often appears during infancy and early childhood.
Tongue-tie (medically known as ankyloglossia) is a congenital condition causing a short frenulum.
The frenulum is the small ridge of tissue at the base of your tongue that attaches to the floor of your mouth. When it is too short, it restricts the tongue's ability to function properly.