Tongue Tie Division
Some babies with Tongue Tie have difficulty breast feeding as it prevents them from attaching effectively to the breast. Nipple trauma to the mother may result. I can help you with this.
Ankyloglossia, commonly referred to as Tongue Tie is a congenital oral anomaly which may decrease movement of the tongue. It is caused by a short lingual frenulum which is a membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. It may be associated with a short, square ended tongue.
Ankyloglossia varies in severity from mild characterised by a mucous membrane band, to complete Ankyloglossia when the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth.
Some babies with Tongue Tie have difficulty breast feeding as it prevents them from attaching effectively to the breast. Nipple trauma to the mother may result.
Bottle fed babies may experience a difficult feeding experience.
It may be that a baby with Tongue Tie experiences speech difficulty later.
Experience with Tongue Tie babies
I completed my training for Tongue Tie division [Frenulotomy] under the supervision and guidance of Carolyn Westcott Registered Nurse and Mr Mervyn Griffiths Consultant Paediatrician at University Hospital Southampton.
I have Professional indemnity insurance to undertake the procedure.
I am a member of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners
I am pleased to offer Tongue Tie division for babies up to 9 months old. I do not treat babies over 9 months.
Tongue Tie division may be preformed for feeding difficulty whether breast or bottle, concerns regarding speech development as well as cosmetic choice.
I accept referrals from parents, health professionals including midwives, health visitors and/or GP’s. Parents can contact me in the first instance to book my service. Referral from another health professional is not required.
Referrals may be made via telephone contact or email as wished.