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.
The details of the study appear in the journal Pediatrics.