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Tongue-tie and infant feeding
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    P M Dunn
    Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK;P.M.Dunn{at}bristol.ac.uk

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Although for centuries doctors recognised tongue-tie as a congenital anomaly that might interfere with infant sucking, since 1950 paediatricians had emphatically denied that the condition exists or causes a problem.1 Judging from Mr Mervin Griffiths’ recent letter,2 it appears that this scepticism persists.

I became convinced in 1960 that tongue-tie sufficiently severe to impair sucking was a real, although uncommon, entity. …

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