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Tongue-tie, breastfeeding difficulties and the role of Frenotomy.
Acta Paediatr. 2012 Jul; 101(7):687-9.AP

Abstract

A greater emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding in recent years has re-ignited the historical debate over the role of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in infants with breastfeeding difficulties. Several prospective cohort studies and randomized control trials have been published in this area in the last 10-15 years. We critically evaluated recent evidence and attempted to answer two important clinical queries in this area, that is, (i) whether ankyloglossia is associated with breastfeeding difficulties and (ii) whether frenotomy helps mother-baby dyad in such setting?

CONCLUSION

Neonates with tongue-tie are at increased risk for breastfeeding difficulties. An early recognition of this association by primary care provider and prompt referral to a lactation consultant is important. In cases with clearly documented breastfeeding difficulties, frenotomy often results in rapid improvement in symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Neonatal Division, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. manojk@ualberta.caNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22404175

Citation

Kumar, Manoj, and Erica Kalke. "Tongue-tie, Breastfeeding Difficulties and the Role of Frenotomy." Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), vol. 101, no. 7, 2012, pp. 687-9.
Kumar M, Kalke E. Tongue-tie, breastfeeding difficulties and the role of Frenotomy. Acta Paediatr. 2012;101(7):687-9.
Kumar, M., & Kalke, E. (2012). Tongue-tie, breastfeeding difficulties and the role of Frenotomy. Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992), 101(7), 687-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2012.02661.x
Kumar M, Kalke E. Tongue-tie, Breastfeeding Difficulties and the Role of Frenotomy. Acta Paediatr. 2012;101(7):687-9. PubMed PMID: 22404175.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tongue-tie, breastfeeding difficulties and the role of Frenotomy. AU - Kumar,Manoj, AU - Kalke,Erica, Y1 - 2012/04/05/ PY - 2012/3/13/entrez PY - 2012/3/13/pubmed PY - 2012/10/12/medline SP - 687 EP - 9 JF - Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) JO - Acta Paediatr. VL - 101 IS - 7 N2 - UNLABELLED: A greater emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding in recent years has re-ignited the historical debate over the role of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in infants with breastfeeding difficulties. Several prospective cohort studies and randomized control trials have been published in this area in the last 10-15 years. We critically evaluated recent evidence and attempted to answer two important clinical queries in this area, that is, (i) whether ankyloglossia is associated with breastfeeding difficulties and (ii) whether frenotomy helps mother-baby dyad in such setting? CONCLUSION: Neonates with tongue-tie are at increased risk for breastfeeding difficulties. An early recognition of this association by primary care provider and prompt referral to a lactation consultant is important. In cases with clearly documented breastfeeding difficulties, frenotomy often results in rapid improvement in symptoms. SN - 1651-2227 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22404175/Tongue_tie_breastfeeding_difficulties_and_the_role_of_Frenotomy_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2012.02661.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -