Spina bifida charity accuses midwives of 'scaremongering' for telling women that taking folic acid in pregnancy raises the risk of tongue-tie in newborns



Midwives have been accused of ‘scaremongering’ for telling women that taking folic acid later in pregnancy raises the risk of tongue-tie in newborns.
There is no evidence that folic acid increases the likelihood of the condition, which makes breastfeeding difficult as the baby’s tongue is attached to the base of the mouth almost to its tip.
But it is known that if the mother is deficient in folic acid, a type of B vitamin, the risk of serious defects such as spina bifida is greatly increased. Nonetheless, midwives have taken it upon themselves to ignore official advice and ‘warn’... read more

 
8 April 2018 in Health, Views: 169
Source: Daily Mail
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