Most tongue-tie ops not needed: study

Six out of 10 newborns referred for frenetomy to fix breastfeeding issues don't need it, US researchers say
Reuters Health

More than 60% of newborns referred for surgery for tongue-tie at a specialist clinic do not need the procedure, a US study suggests.

The study has been carried out by a team at a paediatrics airway, voice and swallowing centre in Boston, to assess the rise in frenetomy rates.