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Breastfeeding improvement following tongue-tie and lip-tie release: A prospective cohort study

  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
Abstract:
Numerous symptoms may arise which prevent mother-infant dyads from maintaining desired breastfeeding intervals. Investigations into treatments which positively influence breastfeeding outcomes allow for improved patient counseling for treatment decisions to optimize breastfeeding quality.

Surgical release of tongue/lip-tie results in significant improvement in breastfeeding outcomes. Improvements occur early (1-week postoperatively) and continue to improve through 1-month postoperatively. Improvements were demonstrated in both infants with classic anterior tongue-tie and less obvious posterior tongue-tie. This study identifies a previously under-recognized patient population that may benefit from surgical intervention if abnormal breastfeeding symptoms exist.
Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the impact of tongue tie release on GERD
Objective 2:Describe the impact of tongue tie release on maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy
Objective 3: Describe the similarities in improvement in children with both anterior tongue tie and posterior tongue tie

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks