The scope of tongue-tie in Norway. Its prevalence and consequences for child health

The study is a prospective multi-centre clinical follow-up study of prevalence and severity of tongue-tie in neonates in Norway. During one year around 2600 newborn infants will be examined for tongue-tie in the two participating hospitals. The infants diagnosed with a tongue tie, will be followed to assess the proportion of infants treated and the severity. Feeding outcomes will be observed up to 6 months of age.

A tongue-tie may cause problems for child and mother. There are no previous studies from Norway that have assessed the magnitude and severity of tongue-tie in infants. The prevalence of tongue-tie in Norway and to what degree it influences mother and child health is unknown. It is of great importance to address a problem with possible negative effect on breastfeeding and maternal and child health. Current clinical practice varies due to incomplete knowledge of the condition. An unknown proportion of infants with tongue-tie may not be diagnosed or receive treatment. Current international research recommends treatment of tongue-tie if it causes breastfeeding problems. This project will add significant knowledge about tongue-tie in Norway.



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  • Sletting: mars 2027


Atle Klovning

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  • Start: september 2018
  • Slutt: mars 2022
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