When the tissue (frenulum) that connects a baby's tongue to the bottom of the mouth is too tight this is called a tongue tie. There can also be a "lip tie" between the inside of the upper lip and the gum. This condition is quite common and needs to be surgically remediated. Ties inhibit the full motion of the tongue and lips, complicating breastfeeding and making it difficult for the baby to form a good latch and get enough milk. Ties can also negatively effect a child's speech later in life.