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Mother in Tears After What Doctors Did to Her Newborn Baby

Jennifer Melton was excited when she gave birth to her son, Nate, at University Medical Center. After she gave birth, nurses took Nate for a routine physical. Yet, they did something entirely different. J

Jennifer told CBS News, “The baby was perfect, healthy and beautiful. At that point the nurse started to mention the procedure they had done that they had clipped his tongue." Jennifer was beyond shocked to hear he had surgery.

Jennifer went on to say, “Essentially they took our child who was healthy from the room and cut his mouth. At that point, I began to cry hysterically.”

The surgery performed is called a frenulectomy. It is generally performed on babies who have trouble nursing. Doctors will then clip a small part of skin under the baby's tongue.

Jennifer's attorney, Clint Kelly, said “There is no excuse on operating on the wrong baby, none. It’s recklessness. There’s no excuse for cutting on a healthy child. There’s no excuse for mixing up babies at a hospital.”

All the doctor said was, “I had asked for the wrong infant. I had likely performed the procedure on an infant different than the one I intended to … and I admitted my mistake and apologized.”

Kelly added, “We don’t know if the child will have speech problems or eating problems. The concern here is this was a healthy baby that was supposed to leave the hospital, but instead was harmed by the hospital."


Photo: CBS News

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