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Babies 'don't need tongue-tie surgery to feed'

[2019.07.12, Fri 01:42] Babies with tongue-ties rarely need surgery to help them feed, a US study suggests. It found two-thirds of babies referred for the procedure did not need it and were able to feed with other support. It can mean babies aren't able to open their mouths widely enough to breastfeed. "NCT breastfeeding counsellor Jane Moffett said:"Many women experience challenges when feeding their babies during the first days and weeks. "There is limited evidence to indicate which babies need a tongue-tie division and which do not." "Prof Mary Fewtrell, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:"For some, tongue-tie can be the cause of poor breastfeeding and maternal nipple pain and the procedure can correct the restriction to tongue movement and allow more effective breastfeeding for baby, and comfort for mum. "However, parents need good breastfeeding support and advice before considering surgery because, as this study shows, it can sometimes be avoided with the right support." Google the news >>

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