How will I know if my baby would benefit from division of the tongue tie?

If you are having problems establishing breastfeeding, especially after lactation advice, it is best to get an assessment done by someone who specialises in this area.

Some babies require suck training exercises to improve tongue function and therefore improve feeding, others require division of their tongue tie.

This can be done with local anaesthetic in our rooms for babies under 4 months. Between 4-6 months it will be determined by the surgeon whether local or general anaesthetic is required. Over 6 months the procedure is generally done in hospital under general anaesthetic.