Journal article

Frenotomy for tongue-tie in newborn infants

JE O'Shea, JP Foster, CPF O'Donnell, D Breathnach, SE Jacobs, DA Todd, PG Davis

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | Published : 2014


This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To determine whether frenotomy is safe and effective in improving ability to feed orally in infants younger than three months of age with tongue-tie (and problems feeding). Subgroup analysis: Severity of tongue-tie before frenotomy as measured by a validated tool (e.g. ATLFF (scores < 11; scores ≥ 11)) (Hazelbaker 1993). Gestational age at birth ( 10 days to three months of age). Severity of feeding difficulty (infants with feeding difficulty affecting weight gain (as assessed by the infant's not regaining birth weight by day 14 or falling off centiles); infants with symptomatic feeding difficulty but ..

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