Ankyloglossia: incidence and associated feeding difficulties.

@article{Messner2000AnkyloglossiaIA,
  title={Ankyloglossia: incidence and associated feeding difficulties.},
  author={Anna H. Messner and M. Lauren Lalakea and Janelle L. Aby and J Macmahon and Ellen Bair},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head \& neck surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={
          36-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the incidence of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in the well-baby population, and to determine whether patients with ankyloglossia experience breastfeeding difficulties. DESIGN Prospective controlled study. SETTING Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS A total of 1041 neonates in the well-baby nursery were screened for ankyloglossia. Those positively identified were invited to participate in the study. Mothers of newborns with ankyloglossia and mothers of a… 
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