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It is estimated that around 10% of babies will be born with a tongue tie (Ankyloglossia) and for some babies this has no impact at all on feeding and growth. In a few babies however, tongue tie can cause difficulty with feeding as the tongue tie restricts the normal movement of the tongue and so prevents the baby from establishing effective feeding which can be frustrating for both mother and baby.
If you are concerned that your baby has a tongue tie, first speak to your Midwife, Infant Feeding Specialist or other Health Care Professional for support. If they feel the tongue tie is affecting feeding, they will refer your baby to our Tongue Tie Clinic for assessment.
At the clinic we will take a full history and assess baby's tongue tie to determine if releasing the tongue tie by a simple procedure called a frenulotomy is appropriate. This is safe and simple procedure and is supported by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) to support feeding.
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Tongue Tie Service
Examination of the Newborn Clinic
Esher Wing Level 2
Kingston Upon Thames Surrey KT2 7QB
Direct Tel No: 0208 934 2920