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Tongue tie

Is access to NHS tongue tie services equitable for mothers and babies in the UK?

All babies are born with a lingual frenulum (mucous membrane tissue under the tongue) that is part of normal oral anatomy. Ankyloglossia is defined as ‘a congenital anomaly characterised by an...

Ankyloglossia management: a collaborative approach to educating healthcare professionals

Prior to 2013, there was, and remains, a lack of formal educational programmes available across the UK for the management of tongue tie, which includes training for division of the frenulum. Others...

Does frenotomy improve breastfeeding problems in neonates with ankyloglossia?

Breastfeeding is the natural way of providing neonates with all the nutrients they need for growth and development; with exclusive breastfeeding recommended for the first 6 months of life (World...

Tongue-tie and breastfeeding: Identifying problems in the diagnostic and treatment journey

Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a common condition with a prevalence between 02 and 107% (Segal et al, 2007; Francis et al, 2015; Power and Murphy, 2015), and is defined as an embryological remnant of...

Tongue-tie division. Is it worth it? A retrospective cohort study

Ankyloglossia, or tongue tie, is a congenital abnormality characterised by a short frenulum, which may restrict tongue motility It is usually asymptomatic, but in some cases may cause problems during...

Is frenotomy effective in improving breastfeeding in newborn babies with tongue-tie? A literature review

With the increasingly persuasive evidence that breastfeeding provides infants and mothers with significant health benefits (Oddy et al, 1999; Kull et al, 2002; UNICEF, 2010), midwives and other health...

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