Tongue-tie is a problem that occurs in babies who have a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. It can sometimes affect the baby’s feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother’s breast or occasionally cause problems with bottle feeding.
Part of your lactation support or CST is to complete a full oral assessment to look at the tongue function and appearance. If you have been told your baby might have a tongue tie or you have had mixed information about whether a procedure is required or not we will give you the time to look and assess what your experience of feeding is as well as assess the tongue. It might be necessary to do some body work (craniosacral therapy) and this can be done as part of your appointment. There are two options for appointments- 1.5 hours for initial bf support with time to look at the tongue/palate and sucking function, observe a full feed as well as bodywork if requested or recommended or a 1 hour Craniosacral therapy session which includes time to take a history, feed your baby and complete around 20 minutes of therapy. If following discussion a referral for a frenulotomy is necessary we can support with making these arrangements for you or discuss dividing during the session if necessary (there is an additional cost for this).
If you are experiencing some problems and believe that these could be because your baby has a tongue-tie then please get in contact. We can assess, support and give you more information.
Following treatment, ongoing support is given to address any further issues that may arise with feeding.
Contact us for a private, one-to-one consultation.