“The message in support of the study, in my opinion, is the importance of a thorough assessment of nutrition by a lactating specialist or an accredited speech therapist before agreeing to the release procedure,” he said. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of operations in the language and upper lip straps across the country without reliable evidence that they are effective for breastfeeding,” Khartnik said. Michael Grosso is a child educator at Northwell Health Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York. He said that additional release operations are becoming more and more popular in subsequent generations, and when the she began her “own” practice, she was almost never used. But instead of going straight to the office, every mother-child couple underwent a thorough analysis of breastfeeding and speech, this time by a multidisciplinary team of doctors. “We don’t have a crystal ball to tell us which kids benefit most from the emancipation of the tongue or upper lip,” Khartnik said in a press release. It’s likely that a frenotomy will help some children,” Grosso said, “but he agreed that a full breastfeeding and language assessment should be done first. But isn’t the word “incision” used too often? To find out, researchers have examined 115 newborns who have already been referred for language surgery by other doctors. These small belt unlocking or frenotomy surgeries involve cutting with sterile scissors or a laser to release the frenulum. However, new results suggest that the increased use of full clinical assessment may prevent infants from undergoing surgery when they do not need it. The authors of the study found that outpatient intervention can have real disadvantages for parents and children. In some cases, movement restrictions due to language and lip bandages can cause breastfeeding problems. The study was published on 11 July in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at JAMA. David Fagan, Vice President, Department of Pediatrics, Cohen Children’s Health Center, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New York, agreed.