Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Position Statement on Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads

Last week, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine announced its NEW revised position statement: Ankyloglossia in Breastfeeding Dyads**. 

Recently, there has been increased interest in ankyloglossia or tongue-tie demonstrated by a substantial increase in the number of publications. This parallels a huge increase in the diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie around the world. Despite this reality, there exists a lack of agreement regarding the diagnosis and treatment of tongue-tie globally and among various health professions.

In response to this situation, the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine gathered a task force of experts—clinicians who have worked extensively in this area—to provide a position statement to summarize the available evidence regarding tongue-tie.

Read the position statement to learn of the five specific areas identified as needing increased research and focus related to the treatment of tongue-tie.

It is the hope that all who assist breastfeeding mothers and their infants become familiar with this document as to achieve collaborative consistency and care.

**Authors: Yvonne LeFort, Amy Evans, Verity Livingstone, Pamela Douglas, Nanette Dahlquist, Brian Donnelly, Kathy Leeper, Earl Harley, Susan Lappin; and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.

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