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Oral Effects of Breastfeeding

The risks of not breastfeeding are many and varied. Perhaps less well-known is the importance of breastfeeding for children with regards to their oral development. Breastfeeding maximises the correct development of speech organs (tongue, lips, mandible, maxilla, soft palate, hard palate, cheeks, dental arches, oral muscles, floor of mouth), with respect to posture, mobility and strength.

Oral Effects of Breastfeeding2021-04-05T14:22:31+10:00

Is the Occurrence of Ankyloglossia in Newborns Associated with Breastfeeding Difficulties?

This Brazilian study compared 2 tongue-tie assessment tools and looked for an association between a diagnosis of tongue-tie and breastfeeding difficulties or cessation of exclusive breastfeeding. The 2 tools were the Bristol Tongue Assessment Tool (BTAT) and the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (Neonatal Tongue Screening Test ─ NTST).

Is the Occurrence of Ankyloglossia in Newborns Associated with Breastfeeding Difficulties?2021-04-05T14:25:33+10:00
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