Document Detail

Accreditation of midwife lactation consultants to perform infant tongue-tie release.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22103819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Amir LH, James JP, Kelso G, Moorhead AM. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2011; 17: 541-547 Accreditation of midwife lactation consultants to perform infant tongue-tie release Infants with a tongue-tie or ankyloglossia have a short lingual frenulum, which can lead to problems with breastfeeding: attachment difficulties, nipple pain and damage, poor weight gain and eventually a reduction in milk supply. Trained clinicians can release the frenulum (frenotomy) in infants having difficulty with breastfeeding. Although traditionally performed by medical practitioners, we argue that this simple procedure is within the scope of practice of other clinicians. This paper outlines the process of setting up and maintaining credentialing for midwife lactation consultants (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)) to assess infant tongue-ties and perform frenotomy when appropriate at a tertiary maternity hospital. Since 2005, 11 midwives/IBCLCs have been credentialed to perform frenotomies at The Breastfeeding Education and Support Services at The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. We believe that nurses/midwives/lactation consultants working in other settings could be trained to perform frenotomies, thus enabling faster resolution of breastfeeding problems.
Lisa H Amir; Jennifer P James; Georgie Kelso; Anita M Moorhead
Related Documents :
17849739 - Low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation testing in term infants.
22443189 - Impaired cytokine production and decreased tlr2-mediated signaling in mouse infant macr...
24613039 - 40-hz multiple auditory steady-state responses to narrow-band chirps in sedated and ana...
263309 - 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine, thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and thyrotropin levels in matern...
114739 - Screening of newborn infants for hypothyroidism. two years' experience in south autralia.
9926509 - The effect of povidone-iodine on thyroid function of neonates with different birth sizes.
314269 - Development of nystagmus in response to vestibular stimulation in infants.
2691189 - Perspectives on respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn.
12005329 - Antibodies against vaccine-preventable diseases in pregnant women and their offspring i...
Publication Detail:
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1440-172X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613615     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Pract     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  541-547     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Lecturer, Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Medical Officer, Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Senior Research Fellow, Mother & Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Senior Lecturer, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, Midwife/Lactation Consultant, St John of God Hospital, Berwick, Victoria, Australia Lactation Consultant, Breastfeeding Education and Support Services, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia Clinical Midwifery Consultant-Lactation, Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  School-performance indicators and subjective health complaints: are there gender differences?
Next Document:  Developing risk management behaviours for nurses through medication incident analysis.