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Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia)

In this episode, Paediatrician and Breastfeeding Specialist Abby Baskett discusses tongue tie (ankyloglossia) and its impact on breastfeeding. We cover the prevalence, definitions, assessment tools, and management options, including the intricate details of the frenotomy procedure.


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Dr Abby Baskett

Paediatrician and Breastfeeding Specialist

Abby works as a Paediatric emergency specialist at Starship Children's Emergency Department and in private through Milk & Honey Paediatrics in Auckland. Abby has a special interest in infant feeding and breastfeeding problems, is a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and is trained to assess and release tongue-ties. Abby is NDC (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) accredited. Her aim is to work with families to provide the best possible start in life for their babies.

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