In this study, the LATCH score of obese mothers was measured as 7.01[+ or -]2.00, where the score mean of non-obese mothers was 8.42[+ or -]1.51, and the difference between them was statistically significant (t=-3.99, p<0.001).
The LATCH score, the PPCQ total score, and the subscales score of obese and non-obese mothers are presented in Table 3.
PPCQ score regarding mother's LATCH score PPCQ total Obese Non-obese and subscales LATCH (7.01[+ or -]2.00) LATCH (8.42[+ or -]1.51) Physical 35.7 (8.3) 51.2 (6.1) r r=0.486 r=0.304 p p=0.000 p=0.032 Psycho-spiritual 41.7 (4.8) 46.0 (4.0 ) r r=0.381 r=0.163 p p=0.004 p=0.259 Sociocultural 27.2 (5.8) 30.5 (4.6) r r=0.333 r=-0.069 p p=0.014 p=0.633 PPCQ total 104.7 (14.8) 127.8 (11.1) r r=0.530 r=0.199 p p=0.000 p=0.166 PPCQ: Postpartum Comfort Questionnaire
(4) Investigators randomized infants to frenotomy or sham frenotomy and used independent observers to measure outcomes with the LATCH score and the Infant Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (IBFAT), a standardized method of assessing overall feeding.
A single-blinded, RCT of early frenotomy in 107 younger infants with breastfeeding difficulties and mild to moderate ankyloglossia also found no improvement in LATCH scores. (5) Researchers randomized infants younger than 2 weeks (blinded to researchers and unblinded to mothers) to either immediate frenotomy or standard care.