Understanding the experiences of mothers who are breastfeeding an infant with tongue-tie: a phenomenological study.

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Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ISSN: 1552-5732, Vol: 29, Issue: 2, Page: 190-5

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/1371
PMID:
23515085
DOI:
10.1177/0890334413479174
Author(s):
Edmunds, Janet Elizabeth; Fulbrook, Paul; Miles, Sandra
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications
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Medicine; Pediatrics
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article description
Tongue-tie or ankyloglossia is a congenital condition that negatively affects breastfeeding. The thickened, tightened, or shortened frenulum affects the infant's ability to suck and frequently results in sore and painful nipples. Although several studies have investigated outcomes associated with treatment of tongue-tie, none have investigated mothers' experiences of breastfeeding an infant with tongue-tie.