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The Booming Business of Cutting Babies’ Tongues

The Daily

19-02-2024 • 35 mins

A Times investigation has found that dentists and lactation consultants around the country are pushing “tongue-tie releases” on new mothers struggling to breastfeed, generating huge profits while often harming patients.

Katie Thomas, an investigative health care reporter at The Times, discusses the forces driving this emerging trend in American health care and the story of one family in the middle of it.

Guest: Katie Thomas, an investigative health care reporter at The New York Times.

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