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The paper cites various studies but in only one is the placebo effect
studied it seems and it found that almost half the mothers said that
feeding was improved. The inference is that almost 50% of the treated
children did not require the procedure and so have been subjected to a
surgical procedure on one of the most sensitive organs in the body un-
Until the placebo effect is fully investigated in t...
Until the placebo effect is fully investigated in the division of
tongue tie, is it ethical to continue to perform a surgical procedure on
an infant for the comfort of a third party, even if that is the mother? I
would strongly suggest not. Perhaps a look at a psychological intervention
with the mother would be more appropriate as there appears to be such a
strong placebo effect?