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 get a deep suck and latch and can lead to issues like colic, excessive dribbling when feeding, clicking or noisy feeds as well as nipple damage and breast pain. Sharon and Eleanor are trained tongue tie dividers and can divide anterior and posterior tongue ties.
Eleanor 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.
Sharon and Eleanor accept referrals from parents as well as other midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants or GP's.
We typically charge between £120 and £180 for tongue tie division.
Eleanor runs a private tongue tie division clinic at Oak Tree Health Centre, Tyne Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire every week (either Wednesday or Friday's). Please be aware that this is an appointment only clinic, with £150 charged for each 1 hour appointment. Appointments are available by telephoning Eleanor on 07900 951571
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 them to see you within 24-48 hrs. Please email or telephone for availability. Sharon regularly travels to south west London and covers the M3 corridor and along the M25. Telephone Sharon on 07725 840692
We are both members of the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners. www.tongue-tie.org.uk