|Titre :||Tongue-tie in the newborn: Follow-up in the first 6 months (2016)|
|Auteurs :||Russell McGoldrick, Auteur ; Donna Solari, Auteur ; Monica Hogan, Auteur|
|Type de document :||Article : texte imprimé|
|Dans :||Breastfeeding Review (Vol. 24, n°3, Novembre 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||pp. 33-40|
Over the last decade, a number of studies have demonstrated that early division of tongue-tie (TT) is associated with significant feeding benefits to both mother and baby. Notwithstanding, it remains a controversial procedure. We examined the breastfeeding outcomes of a cohort of babies at 1-2 weeks (follow-up 1) and 3-5 months (follow-up 2), post-TT division.
We undertook a cohort study on all mothers/baby dyads who had a TT divided at Camberra Hospital between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014. We contacted the mothers of both follow-up groups by telephone, focusing on breastfeeding and maternal pain.
Follow-up 1 consisted of 116/182 (63.7 %) of mothers in the study; contacted at 12.4+-7.8 days post-division. Of these, 107/116 (92.2%) were still breastfeeding, with 11/15 (73.3%) of the mohers who had ceased breastfeeding before division having re-established it at the time of follow-up (p
A divided TT was associated with benefits at both periods of follow-up. There was (i) an increase in overall breastfeeding rates and (ii) e decrease in maternal pain.