Tongue-tie Assessment and Division

If you are experiencing continuing feeding difficulties, your baby has unresolved weight problems, very unsettled or reflux issues; these could be symptoms of tongue-tie.

Tongue-tie is also called Ankyloglossia, which comes from the Greek for ‘crooked tongue’. It is a congenital condition where the membrane that attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth (the frenulum) is shorter or tighter than usual. This may cause restriction of tongue movement and make it difficult for your baby to feed.

At Carmenta Life we provide Tongue-tie assessments and division. The assessment and division is performed by Julie Carden, qualified and experienced Tongue-tie Practitioner, IBCLC Lactation Consultant, Registered General Nurse with additional advanced Certificate in Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn, as part of her Higher Diploma in Midwifery Studies.

Julie may offer free informal tongue-tie assessments during the Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays between 1.30-3pm, if there are continuing feeding difficulties.

Private clinic at Carmenta Life

Private Tongue-tie assessments and division – A consultation lasts up to an hour. Julie discusses any feeding issues and relevant medical history. Assessment for tongue-tie and tongue function, is completed and discussed. A restrictive tongue-tie can be divided within the same appointment, with parental consent, if appropriate. Breast or bottle feeding support is also offered.

Please download the following documents for additional information and help:
  1. Tongue tie information for parents
  2. Tongue exercises
  3. Patient information about consent
  4. Information Governance Policy and Process

Read testimonials about Julie’s Tongue Tie Division service from other clients.


Carmenta Life Clinic

Breastfeeding Support/Tongue-tie Assessment £85
Tongue-tie Division (inclusive of assessment) £150
Follow up £50

Home visits (£1 per mile added over 15 miles)

Breastfeeding Support/Tongue Tie Assessment £140
Tongue Tie Division (inclusive of assessment) £200
Follow up £80

The prices for tongue tie division includes assessment and feeding support at the same consultation.

All tongue tie divisions are offered free unlimited follow up support within the Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays 1.30-3pm. And/or support by email, phone call or text.  Julie usually provides a follow up phone call within 48 hours of your baby’s tongue tie division. Private follow up appointments are available.

Home visits usually last 1- 2 hours.

Further Information

Please find below some useful research links regarding tongue tie in babies:-


To book or make further enquiries:

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