at 525 Cityview Blvd., #8 and 372 Tower Hill Rd., #7, Vaughan, L4H 0Z4 Canada
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Are intensive instruction and frenectomies equally beneficial to infants with feeding problems? Hogan M, Westcott C, Griffiths M. Randomized, controlled trial of division of tongue-tie in infants with feeding problems. J Paediatr Child Health. 2005;41(5-6):246-50. JCDA Clinical Pearl: This randomized, controlled trial has clearly shown that tongue ties can affect feeding and that division is a safe and successful intervention for these infants. When compared to the control group (intensive skilled support of a lactation consultant), the treatment group (frenectomy) demonstrated significantly improved feeding. Key Points: •This randomized controlled trial examined the effect of 2 treatments on feeding in tongue-tied infants: referral to a lactation consultant or immediate division of tongue-tie. •Tongue-tied infants with feeding problems (n=57) were divided into two treatment groups: immediate division of the tongue-tie (intervention) or intensive support, advice and help from a lactation consultant (control). •Improvements in breast- or bottle-feeding after frenectomy were usually immediate and often dramatic: feeding improved for 27 of 28 infants in the intervention group, either immediately or within 48 hours. •In contrast, feeding in the control group improved for 1 of 29 infants. The mothers of all 28 infants that failed to improve after 48 hours of intensive instruction requested frenectomy; 27 of 28 showed improvements in feeding after frenectomy (77% immediately, 19% within 48 hours and 4% within 7 days). •Frenectomy also improved feeding in bottle-fed babies with feeding problems: it allowed them to latch efficiently, feed much faster, dribble less and suck in less air. Reasons for Recommending this Article: This study clearly shows that frenectomy improves feeding in tongue-tied infants with feeding difficulties. This is the only study that I have read that includes bottle-fed babies in the frenectomy treatment group.
We are very excited to announce that our second office has officially opened! Our new location is 372 Tower Hill Rd. in Richmond Hil, on the corner of Bathurst and Tower Hill, North of Elgin Mills. Stop by and ask about our free teeth whitening!