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In tongue-tie, the lingual frenulum is shorter and wider than usual. This may result in limited tongue movement. In babies, this may result in potential feeding problems.

Last Updated: August 20, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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