Tongue tie division
Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie means the tongue does not function normally, causing problems with babies latching onto both breast and bottle. Tongue tie can also affect a baby's ability to acheive a deep attachment and latch at the breast and can lead to issues like colic, excessive dribbling when feeding, clicking or noisy feeds as well as nipple damage and breast pain. We are all trained tongue tie dividers and can divide anterior and posterior tongue ties. Jill and Eleanor were both trained at Southampton General hospital and Sharon received training in house at Neighbourhood Midwives.
Eleanor and Jill can carry out tongue tie division for babies up to 9 months old and will perform the procedure for feeding problems (either breast or bottle), moving onto solids, concerns about speech development and/or future dental problems. Sharon sees babies up to 5 months of age.
We accept referrals from parents as well as other midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants or GP's.
We typically charge between £150 and £200 for tongue tie division.
Eleanor tongue tie division services at Espina Chiropractic Clinic, Mill Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire every Wednesday (with occasional Friday's). Please be aware that this is by appointment only, with £150 charged for each appointment (£80 for assessment only). Appointments are available by telephoning Eleanor on 07900 951571. Eleanor also offers home visits approx 60 miles from Southampton, fees vary depending on location (£150-£200) - mainly Hampshire, Oxford and Bournemouth.
Jill covers a variety of areas around London and the South East - including Dartford, Tunbridge, Sevenoaks, Maidstone and surrounding areas. Home visits cost £200.
Telephone Jill on 07809 744942
Sharon regularly travels to south west London and covers the M3 corridor and along the M25. Telephone Sharon on 07725 840692
We aim to perform tongue-ties as promptly as possible, but please be aware that due to other work committments it may not be possible for us to see you within 24-48 hrs. Please email or telephone for availability.
Please note that we do not offer lip tie division as there is no evidence that 'lip tie' causes feeding difficulties. Please see the statement on the ATP website. https://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/atp-statement-on-lip-tie/
We are all members of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners. www.tongue-tie.org.uk