Tongue Tie Assessment
Some babies are born with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth. This is known as tongue tie (ankyloglossia). Research shows that up to 10% of babies have some degree of tongue tie.
Problems that can occur include:
- Sore or damaged nipples
- Severe pain on latch
- Nipple distortion (lipstick-shaped or blanching after a feed)
- Difficulty with milk supply
- Difficulty latching onto breast and maintaining latch
- Short frequent feeding
- Appears hungry most of the time
- Weight gain issues
- Baby unsettled after feeds
Assessment of Tongue Tie
Here at the clinic we will provide a full assessment of your baby, observing latch and position at the breast.
We will also, with your consent, assess your baby's tongue function and body alignment.
Treatment and management of tongue tie
We will discuss all your options regarding management of tongue tie.
We can refer you to a Consultant Paediatrician for further assessment, diagnosis and treatment of tongue tie or recommend holistic treatments (osteopathy/cranio sacral therapies)
The clinic is available for post TT release follow up support by phone or clinic visit.