I know that a lot of us here have dealt with this. From the literature I've read, it's only now being recognized (as in the past 5 years) as a real problem. With more and more women breastfeeding compared to the past, it stands to reason that it would be recognized as more of a problem now than before. However, I can't believe that it was this prevalent in the past.
Sure, the classic, anterior tongue tie was observed and midwives used to clip them with their fingernails, but since posterior tongue tie is not as easily recognized and because it would normally take more than a quick swipe of the fingernail, I have to think that posterior tongue tie is actually occurring more frequently now than in the past. The alternative would be that more babies died of FTT due to ptt.
What do you think? Could it be a nutritional deficiency? Maybe like folate or something else connected to midline abnormalities (for example, cleft palates). My ds with the posterior tongue tie also has some odd(ish) features like a slight sacral dimple and a thickened line between his scrotum and rectum--all midline issues. Thoughts?