10 weeks or older Tongue Assessments
What can I expect if I attend for a tongue tie assessment?
Tongue tie appointments at the clinic includes observing your baby feed if possible and assessing your baby’s mouth and tongue. The examination will assess the appearance of the lingual frenulum and the functionality of the tongue’s movement. To undertake this examination the baby will be placed on the couch, wrapped in a towel and an over head light will be used to examine your baby’s mouth.
The results of the assessment will then be discussed with you.
Meet the midwife: Louise Armstrong
Louise has been a specialist midwife with a special interest in infant feeding for over 30 years. She has worked both in clinical practice and university midwifery education.
She qualified as a registered nurse in 1984 in Sheffield before undertaking her midwifery education at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London. Right from the beginning of her midwifery career, Louise developed an interest in infant feeding and helping mothers get breastfeeding off to a good start.
Pursuing her interest and passion in helping mothers with their choice of infant feeding, Louise trained to Masters level in the practice of frenulotomy (tongue-tie division) at the University of Wolverhampton. The clinical practice was at the tongue-tie clinic in the Russell Hall hospital in Dudley which is one of the largest specialist clinics of its kind in England.
Louise is a member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners (ATP) and an associate member of the lactation consultants UK.
Tongue tie assessment (10 weeks or older): £95.00
This Tongue Tie and Frenulotomy service is regulated by the CQC.