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Dr. Kumar Ankur, MD (Pediatrics), DNB (Neonatology)

  • Speaker Type: Tongue Tie Symposium 2021,
  • Country: India

Dr. Kumar Ankur, MD, DNB is a passionate Neonatologist, teacher and steers a education training program in neonatal Fellowship for postgraduate students & neonatal nurses. Currently I am Senior Consultant & In charge of Department of Neonatology, Centre For Child Health at BLK Superspeciality Hospital Delhi, India. Under his supervision students are doing Postgraduate program in Pediatrics (DNB- Diplomate National Board) & Fellowship in Neonatology. During the year 2019 he presented his research poster Title: Tongue Ties Affecting Breastfeeding in Early Term & Full Term Neonates. in ESPGHAN 2019 & one pediatric resident is doing her dissertation on Prevalence of Lingual Frenulum in Infants with ≥1800 grams Birth-weight.

He is also the Joint Secretary & Treasurer of prestigious National Neonatology Forum, Delhi. National Neonatology Forum ( NNF) is a strong and large body of more than 8000 neonatologists across India and abroad. NNF has been actively involved in advocacy, policy making, research and ensuring quality health care to newborn for the last 4 decades. He is involved with various ToT (Training of Trainers) for NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program); KMC (Kangaroo Mother Care), Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNC) to the sick and preterm newborns. He had been past Secretary (2014) & President (2018) of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Central Delhi Branch.

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Tongue-Tie and the NICU: A Neonatologist Perspective
Tongue Tie is an interesting clinical subject with extreme variability in understanding among lactation consultants, neonatologists, pediatricians, speech therapists, pediatric surgeons, and dental/oral surgeons. There is still no consensus on diagnosis and mode of treatment. However, in recent years there seems to increase reliance on cutting the tie despite the lack of robust evidence. As clinicians, we should always give an unbiased approach towards any neonate's feeding-related problem. Holistic systems like simple bodywork and prolonged skin-to-skin contact, and family involvement can often resolve infant feeding issues. Family-centered care (FCC), based on collaborative participation of the family and a team of health care providers, is found to increase infants' well-being in neonatal critical care units. Our own postgraduate student did her dissertation To Determine the Prevalence of Lingual Frenulum in Infants ≥ 1800 grams of Birth Weight Affecting Breastfeeding (Submitted for Publication). We shall be sharing the Indian data and providing more information about the prevalence of tongue-tie in the NICU, how to distinguish between tongue-tie and other common feeding issues in neonates and the importance of holistic care.
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