MANCHESTER LACTATION CONSULTANTS
Your local infant feeding specialists, combining extensive experience and qualifications, a professional clinic setup, and a caring, understanding approach, where you and your baby will feel fully supported in making feeding an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you both.
ABOUT TONGUE TIES
As the baby's mother do you have...
Nipples which look misshapen or blanched after feeds
Low milk supply
Exhaustion from frequent/constant feeding
Distress from failing to establish breastfeeding
Tongue-tie is a common condition where a thin membrane under the tongue joins the tongue to the floor of the mouth more than it should do.
It's very common and easily fixed, so don't worry. Research suggests that approximately 1 in 10 babies are born with tongue tie and many of these suffer with reduced tongue function, making breast or bottle feeding difficult.
It affects both mother and baby...so if you're feeling low and you have a grumpy baby to boot, don't lose heart, help is at hand.
Does your baby have...
Restricted tongue movement
Small gape resulting in biting/grinding behaviour
Unsettled behaviour during feeds
Difficulty staying attached to the breast or bottle
Frequent or very long feeds
Excessive early weight loss/ poor weight gain/ faltering growth
Clicking noises and/ or dribbling during feeds
Colic, wind, hiccoughs
Reflux (vomiting after feeds)
If you're nodding along to these lists, your baby may have a tongue tie. This can be resolved in a single, small procedure at one of our clinics. Book an appointment and we'll do a thorough assessment of your situation, providing professional support to get both you and your baby into a great place with feeding.
Do you have another question? Take a look at our FAQ page for the most common enquiries we get...
SERVICES AND FEES
With you every step of the way
Consultations can take place virtually, at your home or in the comfort of our professional clinics where you'll have lots of privacy and our very best support. Our tongue tie procedures are carried out at our CQC regulated clinics, based in Hale and Hyde, Cheshire.
If you're struggling with feeding and you don't know why, this is your best first port of call. We'll do an in-clinic feeding consultation and troubleshooting session, tongue tie assessment & provide a feeding plan if required (up to 1 hour)
If you already know your baby has a tongue tie, we'll perform a pre-procedure assessment to establish the viability of performing the division and discuss the procedure thoroughly with you (30 minutes)
After your feeding consultation or tongue tie assessment, we can do the tongue tie procedure and support you for the first post-procedure feed.
Follow up appointment in clinic (30 mins)
Feeding consultation and troubleshooting session, tongue tie assessment & provide a feeding plan if required (up to 1 hour)
(up to 1 hour available within a 20 mile radius)
Following on from this, if you need a tongue tie procedure this happens in-clinic for safety and sterility.