Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Procedure
- Baby’s head held gently and stabilised
- Stabilise and elevate tongue/lip
- Clip centre of frenulum
- Infant can feed immediately
- Your baby is brought back to you straight after the procedures to be fed and settled.
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Feeding your baby
Please do not feed your baby for 2 hours prior to your appointment. The reasons for this are to reduce the risk of your baby vomiting and inhaling milk into its lungs during the procedure, sucking helps stop any bleeding that may be present, feeding comforts your baby and gives you a chance to see if it feels different (this may take a few days – particularly if your baby is a bit older).
During the procedure
We have a firm policy that parents are not present in the treatment room during the procedure. We will get your baby back to you as quickly as we can afterwards but insist that only staff are present at the procedure itself.
If we divide the ties, we will get you to feed your baby straight afterwards.
We always suggest that you return to your midwife, lactation consultant or child health nurse in the days after the procedure as babies sometimes prefer different feeding positions once their ties have been released. All mouths and ties are different and we cannot guarantee that simply dividing a tie will result in a benefit in feeding.
These professionals are also well placed to assess whether further division may be necessary – in which case we are happy to see you again – preferably 2-3 weeks after the initial division.
We don’t profess to be the sole answer to your breastfeeding problems, We are just one piece of the puzzle and with your patience and persistence, our aim is to assist you to feed your baby as only you can.