Private Tongue-Tie Consultation and Division Service
I will always do a Breastfeeding assessment first, this includes observing breastfeeding and hand expressing and find out about your baby's feeding times &length, wet and dirty nappies and changing stools, baby's behaviour on your breast, how settled your baby is after feeding and how comfortable feeding is.
I will then assess your baby’s tongue appearance and function using the Hazelbaker assessment tool.
If there is a tongue tie which is affecting breastfeeding than I will take your consent first before offering you the procedure.
Tongue tie division involves first wrapping your baby securely. I will then ask you or your husband to hold your baby's head and shoulders securely while I lift baby's tongue and then using sterile scissors to divide the tie.
Afterwards I may use sterile gauze to press on the side. Your baby will be handed to you to feed straight away.
I will support you with breastfeeding now and develop a feeding plan.
After the division I will further support you via text, phone call, face time or via email or skype consultation.
For Home Visits:
£220 (for assessment & division)
£170 (for assessment only)
appointments take up to 2 hours
Personal Breastfeeding Consultation
I continue to provide one-to-one video call and telephone breastfeeding consultations at this difficult time which means that I can support you in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Formats include telephone call, Skype, Facetime and WhatsApp.
I will support you across a range of breastfeeding challenges such as pain when feeding, milk supply, hand expressing and other advice.
This is charged at a reduced rate of £50 for up to 60 mins.
Other areas where I can provide distance support include:
- Frequent breastfeeding
- Tongue Tie Assessment
- Unsettled baby
- Sore nipples
- Painful breasts
- Weight concerns
- Milk supply issues
- Breast refusal
- Breastfeeding Twins or Triplets
- Breastfeeding your pre- term baby
- Jaundice concerns
- Maternal exhaustion
- Breastfeeding on return to work
- Breastfeeding following breast surgery
- Recurrent blocked ducts