Maggie - posted on 01/19/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I just noticed that my 17 month old son has an attached upper lip frenulum (the skin that goes between the lip and upper gums). How big of a deal is this? I have read that it causes speech delays, gaps between the front teeth and difficulty latching during breastfeeding. My son has a pretty good gap and he did have some difficulty breastfeeding before he weened himself (at 10 months). He also hates having his teeth brushed and now I think it might be because of this. Maybe it hurts him. What can I do?!