Tongue Tie Assessments private Stonegate medical Clinic

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10 weeks or older Tongue Assessments

Stonegate Clinic now offers a tongue tie assessment service for babies who are over 10 weeks old and under 9 months. If you are concerned that your baby has a tongue tie and would like a full assessment, we now offer this service.
The assessment involves one parent and your baby attending for a face to face appointment which will last between 30 and 45 minutes. During this time you will be asked about the feeding experience with your baby and your baby’s mouth would be examined. Although the tongue tie (if diagnosed) cannot be treated by frenulotomy at the clinic, the results of the examination will be shared and discussed with you.
A letter summarizing the details of the assessment findings will then be emailed to you.

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.

Fees:

Tongue tie assessment (10 weeks or older): £95.00 

This Tongue Tie and Frenulotomy service is regulated by the CQC.