The World Health Organization (WHO)16 has recommended that mothers exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months of the child’s life.
The benefits of breastfeeding have been reported and the causes of precipitated weaning have been widely studied.
Although lingual frenulum alteration (tongue-tie) has been considered as one of the causes for breastfeeding difficulties, it is a subject of much controversy among various healthcare professionals.
Tongue-tie occurs when a common minor embryologic tissue remnant causes restrictions in the normal movement of the tongue.
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Benefits after frenotomy such as better latching, maternal nipple pain reduction, and maintenance of breastfeeding practices have been reported.
°Journal of Applied Oral Science
°Roberta Lopes de Castro MARTINELLI / Irene Queiroz MARCHESAN / Reinaldo Jordão GUSMÃO / Heitor Marques HONÓRIO / Giédre BERRETIN-FELIX