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ISSN: 2637-4692

Modern Approaches in Dentistry and Oral Health Care

Mini Review(ISSN: 2637-4692)

Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding: of the Gap or Another Hype?

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Michael AB Naafs*

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    • International Health Consultancy, Dutch Internist Endocrinologist, Netherlands

    *Corresponding author: Michael AB Naafs, Dutch Internist Endocrinologist, Health Consultant at Naafs,International Health Consultancy, Rhodoslaan 20, 7577KN, Oldenzaal, Netherlands

Received: May 15, 2018;   Published: June 08, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/MADOHC.2018.02.000142

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In this mini-review the pathogenesis,pathohysiology,course and treatment of ankyloglossia or “tongue tie” are discussed in relation to its impact on breastfeeding. Tongue tie surgery has been sky-rocketed last two decades. Pediatric association camaigns promoting breastfeeding up to the age of 6 months and media attention all contributed.However,the number of operations outpaces the low and weak evidence by far.But young mothers don’t wait for further evidence by randomized controlled trials.The number of clinics on internet offering tongue tie surgery to improve breastfeeding rises enormously following the law of demand and supply.

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