Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Breaking News: Madonna outraged over breastfeeding clip "

Madonna has demanded higher standards of decency on TV after a US station broadcast footage of a mother breast-feeding her eight-year-old son.

"People have no morals, I swear to God," she told Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM.
"The things that people do for ratings. It's unforgivable." [It's intriguing that Madonna has chosen to focus on the side issue of ABC airing the tape. - JC]
Ankyloglossia: Assessment, Incidence, and Effect of Frenuloplasty on the Breastfeeding Dyad
Conclusion. Ankyloglossia is a relatively common finding in the newborn population and represents a significant proportion of breastfeeding problems. Poor infant latch and maternal nipple pain are frequently associated with this finding. Careful assessment of the lingual function, followed by frenuloplasty when indicated, seems to be a successful approach to the facilitation of breastfeeding in the presence of significant ankyloglossia. " Pediatrics -- Abstracts: Ballard et al. 110 (5): e63 [Finally we have some ammunition for those peds who insist that tongue-tie is a rare problem and snipping the tie is an unwarranted procedure. - JC]