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Lovemilk – Tongue Tie Assessment and Division2018-11-26T13:37:43+00:00

Tongue tie Assessment and Division

A tongue tie (also known as ankyloglossia) is restriction of tongue movement caused by a short or tight membrane under the tongue (the lingual frenulum).

Some babies may benefit from having a tongue tie released, enabling them to breastfeed or bottle feed more effectively.

I will take a detailed history and perform an assessment of tongue function, before advising whether or not it is appropriate to perform a tongue tie division.   I may also offer suggestions for other things to try first, as some breastfeeding and bottle feeding issues may be improved using other measures.

Tongue tie assessment and release can be performed as part of a home visit consultation, or in my private clinics which are in Milton Keynes (Blackberry Clinic) and Leighton Buzzard (Leighton Road Surgery).  I am happy to travel within the wider area (Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury, Luton, Buckingham, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, St Albans and surrounding areas) for breastfeeding consultations and tongue tie assessment and division.

I will treat babies up to 3 months of age.  I have undertaken a training qualification with Wolverhampton University in order to become a tongue tie practitioner, and am insured with Hiscox.

Free follow up by email / text / phone is included following consultations and tongue tie divisions.

Prices:

Private clinics:

  • Breastfeeding consultation and / or tongue tie assessment (approx 1.5-2 hours)     £90

  • Consultation and tongue tie division     £150

  • Tongue tie division following previous consultation     £60

  • Follow up appointment (if required)     £50

  • Follow up by email/phone/text     free  

Home visits:

  • Breastfeeding consultation and / or tongue tie assessment (approx 1.5-2 hours)     £110

  • Consultation and tongue tie division     £170

  • Tongue tie division following previous consultation     £60

  • Follow up visit (if required)     £60

  • Follow up by email/phone/text     free