Infant frenectomy

lip and tongue

Indications for Infant Frenectomy: 

  • Baby's inability to properly latch on the mother's breast
  • Failure to thrive (poor weight gain)
  • Inability to stimulate milk production through vigorous nursing, which results in a low milk supply and/or termination of breastfeeding
  • Improper tongue mobility may inhibit infant’s swallow
  • Colic
  • Reflux
  • Longer, more frequent feedings
  • Sleep deprivation for mother and infant due to frequent feedings
  • Painful nursing (for mother)
  • Speech development difficulties