The Freesia Includes
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. Our midwives, Rene Bozier, Eleanor May-Johnson, Jill Hutchings and Sharon Gamon are able to divide both anterior and posterior tongue ties.
Eleanor, Rene and Jill all trained to divide tongue ties at Southampton General Hospital, under the guidance of Mervyn Griffiths, and now treat several hundred babies each per year. They are both trained in tongue-tie division for babies up to nine months old and will perform the procedure for feeding problems, concerns about speech development and/or future dental problems. Sharon was trained in-house at Neigbourhood Midwives by Eleanor.
Referrals can be made either by parents, or from other midwives, health visitors, lactation consultants or GP's.
Eleanor runs a private tongue-tie division clinic in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Appointments are available by telephoning Eleanor on 07584416096.
Rene can be contacted on 07585 129055 and covers areas around Bexleyheath and Dartford.
Jill Hutchings can be contacted on 07471904670. Sharon Gamon can be contacted on 07866899763. Both cover Hampshire and parts of London.
All midwives are full members of the Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioners. www.tongue-tie.org.uk