Frenotomy for tongue-tie in newborn infants
Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group
Published Online: 14 APR 2014
Assessed as up-to-date: 5 MAR 2014
Copyright © 2014 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
O'Shea JE, Foster JP, O'Donnell CPF, Breathnach D, Jacobs SE, Todd DA, Davis PG. Frenotomy for tongue-tie in newborn infants (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD011065. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011065.
- Publication Status: New
- Published Online: 14 APR 2014
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To determine whether frenotomy is safe and effective in improving ability to feed orally in infants younger than three months of age with tongue-tie (and problems feeding).
- Severity of tongue-tie before frenotomy as measured by a validated tool (e.g. ATLFF (scores < 11; scores ≥ 11)) (Hazelbaker 1993).
- Gestational age at birth (< 37 weeks' gestation; 37 weeks' gestation and above).
- Method of feeding (breast or bottle).
- Age at frenotomy (≤ 10 days of age; > 10 days to three months of age).
- Severity of feeding difficulty (infants with feeding difficulty affecting weight gain (as assessed by the infant's not regaining birth weight by day 14 or falling off centiles); infants with symptomatic feeding difficulty but thriving (greater than birth weight by day 14 and tracking centiles)).