The extent of the tongue-tie is carefully assessed, and baby’s head and shoulders are held securely. Sharp blunt-tipped scissors are used to divide the frenulum. The snip is very quick and does not harm the tongue. Blood loss is minimal, and stops quickly. (Babies may cry, as they don’t like having their mouths held open)
The baby is immediately offered a feed. If the baby doesn’t want to feed straight away, a finger to suck can be offered instead. Feeding should improve in the next few days.
Follow up support may be needed if there is little change.
Poole, have an infant feeding lead and lactation consultant. There is a tongue-tie clinic and specialist midwives who can assess and treat when on duty. If you no longer require an assessment in clinic, then please call 0300 0192515 to cancel your appointment.
Dorchester has an infant feeding team; tongue-tie clinic and specialist midwives who can assess and treat when on duty.