Can Infants With Short Tongue-Tie Be Successfully Breastfed?

  • Nursan Cinar Sakarya University Faculty of Health Science, Turkey.
  • Sinem Ozturkler University of Kocaeli, Turkey.
Keywords: Infants, Breastfed, Short Tongue Tie

Abstract

Short tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia, linguistic frenilum) is a congenital condition that is characterized by an abnormally short, thickened or tight lingual frenulum which restricts the movements of the tongue.1 Short tongue-tie is a potential cause of breastfeeding difficulties since it restricts the movement of the tongue. It has been reported that 25% to 80% of the infants with short tongue-tie have breastfeeding difficulties. In recent years, increased importance given to breastfeeding has resulted in an increased interest in functional short tongue-tie, which is one of the problems experienced in breastfeeding.2 According to the results of the Canadian Academy of Pediatrics (CAP) in 2015, the incidence of short tongue-tie in newborns ranges from 4.2% to 10.7%.

Author Biographies

Nursan Cinar, Sakarya University Faculty of Health Science, Turkey.

Professor,

Department of Pediatric Nursing,

Sakarya University Faculty of Health Science, Turkey.

Sinem Ozturkler, University of Kocaeli, Turkey.

PhD Faculty of Health Sciences,

Department of Pediatric Nursing,

University of Kocaeli, Turkey.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Nursan Cinar, & Sinem Ozturkler. (2019). Can Infants With Short Tongue-Tie Be Successfully Breastfed? . Annals of King Edward Medical University, 25(4). Retrieved from https://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/3127
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