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Lip tie in infants

Lip tie is when an infant’s upper lip is tightly attached to the gums, leading to breastfeeding problems, dental issues, and speech difficulties. It’s caused by a restricted frenulum, with factors like family history, prematurity, and gender increasing the chances. Signs include latch difficulties, gas, fussiness, colic, and a heart-shaped or notched upper lip. Parents should consult a doctor if they suspect lip tie to avoid complications and enhance outcomes.