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Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive.
Pediatrics 2010; 125(6):e1500-4Ped

Abstract

A 6-month-old term boy was hospitalized to evaluate the cause of his failure to thrive, mandated as part of an investigation by the Department of Children and Families after an allegation of medical neglect was made. On admission the patient was below birth weight, and a medical workup for failure to thrive was pursued; however, he was noted to have severe ankyloglossia and was an exclusively breastfed infant. The only interventions during his hospitalization were frenotomy and assistance to the mother to increase her milk supply. The infant immediately experienced weight gain and has continued to show slow, but steady, weight gain as an outpatient. We illustrate here many of the controversies concerning ankyloglossia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20498175

Citation

Forlenza, Gregory P., et al. "Ankyloglossia, Exclusive Breastfeeding, and Failure to Thrive." Pediatrics, vol. 125, no. 6, 2010, pp. e1500-4.
Forlenza GP, Paradise Black NM, McNamara EG, et al. Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive. Pediatrics. 2010;125(6):e1500-4.
Forlenza, G. P., Paradise Black, N. M., McNamara, E. G., & Sullivan, S. E. (2010). Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive. Pediatrics, 125(6), pp. e1500-4. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-2101.
Forlenza GP, et al. Ankyloglossia, Exclusive Breastfeeding, and Failure to Thrive. Pediatrics. 2010;125(6):e1500-4. PubMed PMID: 20498175.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ankyloglossia, exclusive breastfeeding, and failure to thrive. AU - Forlenza,Gregory P, AU - Paradise Black,Nicole M, AU - McNamara,Elayne G, AU - Sullivan,Sandra E, Y1 - 2010/05/24/ PY - 2010/5/26/entrez PY - 2010/5/26/pubmed PY - 2010/7/28/medline SP - e1500 EP - 4 JF - Pediatrics JO - Pediatrics VL - 125 IS - 6 N2 - A 6-month-old term boy was hospitalized to evaluate the cause of his failure to thrive, mandated as part of an investigation by the Department of Children and Families after an allegation of medical neglect was made. On admission the patient was below birth weight, and a medical workup for failure to thrive was pursued; however, he was noted to have severe ankyloglossia and was an exclusively breastfed infant. The only interventions during his hospitalization were frenotomy and assistance to the mother to increase her milk supply. The infant immediately experienced weight gain and has continued to show slow, but steady, weight gain as an outpatient. We illustrate here many of the controversies concerning ankyloglossia. SN - 1098-4275 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20498175/Ankyloglossia_exclusive_breastfeeding_and_failure_to_thrive_ L2 - http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=20498175 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -