About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Tongue-Tie in Newborns can Hinder Breastfeeding

by Kathy Jones on July 6, 2010 at 11:00 PM
Font : A-A+

 Tongue-Tie in Newborns can Hinder Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months for newborns in order to provide the requisite nutrition as well as confer innate immunity from diseases. However the presence of a condition called ankyloglossia in newborns can hinder this process.

Also called tongue-tie, this condition results in the tongue being fixed to the base of the moth making suckling difficult. A new study has indicated that simple snip to release the tongue can help tackle the problem.


University of Florida (UF) neonatologist and study co-author Sandra Sullivan said that despite its simplicity and major benefits on breastfeeding, many doctors hesitate to perform this procedure.

"It is called a frenotomy, and it is far simpler than a circumcision, which we do fairly routinely," she added. "It literally takes longer to fill out the consent form for the procedure than to do the actual procedure itself."

The details of the study appear in the journal Pediatrics.

Source: Medindia


Recommended Reading

Latest Lifestyle and Wellness News

 Natural Herbs That Will Give You Youthful, Glowing Skin
Ayurveda offers a time-tested treatment for aging skin using natural herbs and antiquated traditions that value sustainability and might do wonders for skin health.
 Brain Protein Behind High-Salt-Induced Hypertension and Cognitive Impairment
Researchers identified two key physiological systems involved in hypertension, cognitive, and emotional impairments following high salt intake.
Defying Time: Unlocking the Secrets to Wrinkle-Free Skin
Decoding the secrets of wrinkles by knowing the causes, prevention, and expert advice.
Summer's Gaze: Prioritizing Eye Care!
With the arrival of summer and the lure of outdoor activities, it is essential to give equal importance to the well-being of your eyes and skin.
Summer Makeup Battle: Conquering Humidity and Heat
Combination of high humidity and scorching heat in summer poses a daunting task for makeup wearers; balancing it is thus crucial.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Tongue-Tie in Newborns can Hinder Breastfeeding Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests