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FROSTTIE - Royal Cornwall Hospital start recruitment

Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro opened as a FROSTTIE site very recently, and have successfully recruited their first participants this earlier week. Well done to Kat, Barbara and the team!

FROSTTIE – Norfolk and Norwich recruit the first participants!

We are very happy to announce that the FROSTTIE trial has its first recruits!

Fantastic work by Luisa, Louise, and Ashish, the team carrying out the trial at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, for recruiting the first four participants within a week… Very well done team.

FROSTTIE is a randomised controlled trial investigating whether a frenotomy with breastfeeding support, or breastfeeding support on its own, helps mothers and their babies to breastfeed.

For more information please contact the FROSTTIE team at the NPEU Clinical Trials Unit –


FROSTTIE study now open to recruitment!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust have been given the green-light to start recruiting to FROSTTIE. They are the first site to open for recruiting, with more set to join them soon.

FROSTTIE site training begins

The FROSTTIE team have begun setting up recruiting sites! So far we have visited six hospitals across the UK (from up in Newcastle to down in Cornwall!) to carry out site training, and more visits are scheduled over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to recruitment beginning soon.

Remember - if you are able to provide or facilitate infant feeding support services, with a minimum breastfeeding support level of:

  • Initial face-to-face assessment of breastfeeding;
  • Advice on positioning and attachment;
  • At least one follow-up visit, together with drop-in clinic advice as required, but available on more than one day a week;*
  • A standard follow-up visit at 1-2 weeks after frenotomy;*

Your site may be able to take part in this study. *Please note follow-up visits do not necessarily have to take place at your trust for you to take part.

For more information, take a look at the FAQs for sites or get in touch with the trial team.

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This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme (Reference Number 16/143/01). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.