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Three case reports of infants with ankyloglossia affecting breastfeeding

Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Ardini, Yunita Dewi and Harun, Nor Asilah (2020) Three case reports of infants with ankyloglossia affecting breastfeeding. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 75 (4). pp. 439-441. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Ankyloglossia is a congenital anomaly which may reduce or restrict the tongue tip mobility. The restricted mobility is caused by an unusual short, thick lingual frenum. This condition may cause various problems in infants including breastfeeding in the new-borns. This case report describes 3 cases of ankyloglossia affecting breastfeeding and highlights the experiences of the mothers and their difficulties in breastfeeding babies with it. Comprehensive feeding examination was accomplished, The primary cause of feeding issues was identified, and frenotomy intervention was provided. Post frenotomy, infants were able to breastfeed easily and this was beneficial in continuation of breastfeeding and pain reduction in mothers.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 5696/83081
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ankyloglossia affecting breastfeeding.
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > RK529 Oral Surgery-General Works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dental Public Health
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Nor Asilah Harun
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 12:52
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 12:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83081

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