Last updated on June 2019

Prospective Evaluation of Lingual Frenotomy in Newborns With Simultaneous Lip Tie for the Relief of Breastfeeding Pain.


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Enlarged Labial Frenum | Breast Feeding | Ankyloglossia
  • Age: - 1 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Newborn is full term (at least 37 weeks) and otherwise in good health.
  2. Newborn exhibits having ankyloglossia (score of less than 11 with failing lactation management or an appearance score lower than 8, based on HATLFF) and a Class III or Class IV maxillary lip-tie, simultaneously.
  3. Mother of newborn noted to have nipple pain or difficulty with breastfeeding (LATCH score of <7).
  4. Mother of newborn has intention to exclusively breastfeed newborn.
  5. Mother of newborn signs a written informed consent for treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Premature newborns.
  2. Newborns older than 2 weeks.
  3. Newborns with craniofacial anomalies (i.e. cleft lip or palate).
  4. Newborns who are neurologically compromised.
  5. Mother has condition that could affect the milk supply (i.e diabetes).
  6. Mother of newborn is not English speaking and not able to read at least at a 6th grade level.

Recruitment Status: Closed


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