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[Problematic breastfeeding due to a short frenulum].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2010; 154:A918NT

Abstract

Ankyloglossia (tongue tie) in the neonate can be a cause of breastfeeding problems. Frenotomy (cutting of the frenulum linguae) had fallen into disrepute, but has regained its place as a standard medical procedure in Anglo-Saxon countries, though not in the Netherlands. We present two neonates, both boys, presenting with breastfeeding problems caused by ankyloglossia. The first baby described did not drink enough and hence did not gain any weight. The mother of the second patient experienced a great deal of pain and had cracked nipples, caused by an abnormal suckling action. Both boys underwent frenotomy with good result. Recent ultrasound studies reveal that frenotomy immediately normalizes the suckling action in babies with ankyloglossia. Randomized controlled trials show that 95% of breastfeeding problems disappear. There is sufficient evidence to state that frenotomy is a very safe and useful procedure in neonates.

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Sint Antonius ziekenhuis Utrecht/Nieuwegein, afd. kindergeneeskunde, The Netherlands. epost@antoniusziekenhuis.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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dut

PubMed ID

20170571

Citation

Post, Erica D M., et al. "[Problematic Breastfeeding Due to a Short Frenulum]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 154, 2010, pp. A918.
Post ED, Rupert AW, Schulpen TW. [Problematic breastfeeding due to a short frenulum]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A918.
Post, E. D., Rupert, A. W., & Schulpen, T. W. (2010). [Problematic breastfeeding due to a short frenulum]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 154, pp. A918.
Post ED, Rupert AW, Schulpen TW. [Problematic Breastfeeding Due to a Short Frenulum]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A918. PubMed PMID: 20170571.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Problematic breastfeeding due to a short frenulum]. AU - Post,Erica D M, AU - Rupert,A W M Stijn, AU - Schulpen,Tom W J, PY - 2010/2/23/entrez PY - 2010/2/23/pubmed PY - 2010/3/23/medline SP - A918 EP - A918 JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 154 N2 - Ankyloglossia (tongue tie) in the neonate can be a cause of breastfeeding problems. Frenotomy (cutting of the frenulum linguae) had fallen into disrepute, but has regained its place as a standard medical procedure in Anglo-Saxon countries, though not in the Netherlands. We present two neonates, both boys, presenting with breastfeeding problems caused by ankyloglossia. The first baby described did not drink enough and hence did not gain any weight. The mother of the second patient experienced a great deal of pain and had cracked nipples, caused by an abnormal suckling action. Both boys underwent frenotomy with good result. Recent ultrasound studies reveal that frenotomy immediately normalizes the suckling action in babies with ankyloglossia. Randomized controlled trials show that 95% of breastfeeding problems disappear. There is sufficient evidence to state that frenotomy is a very safe and useful procedure in neonates. SN - 1876-8784 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20170571/[Problematic_breastfeeding_due_to_a_short_frenulum]_ L2 - http://www.ntvg.nl/A918 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -