Tongue-tie Assessment and Division

Update January 2023

I am happy to confirm that I am providing face to face consultations at Carmenta Life (no home visits currently).


There are still some changes in order to promote safety, provide the highest quality of care possible and adhere to current government guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An appointment lasts up to an hour. You are invited to give some written background information prior to our appointment, by email/text/WhatsApp  This information first helps us to make best use of our appointment time, but is not essential.  All information/photographs/videos are confidential, as per my privacy policy.

The consultation room including all surfaces is cleaned thoroughly before and after each client according to government guidelines and Carmenta Life infection control policy. Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser is available for use.
I shall be wearing Personal Protective Equipment as per government guidelines, including plastic apron and mask, and sterile gloves for the procedure of tongue tie division.

I will need confirmation on the day of the consultation, that no one attending has experienced any symptoms or tested positive to COVID-19, within the past 2 weeks;  such as a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or above, new persistent cough, flue like symptoms, diarrhoea, loss of taste or smell. Please do not come to your consultation if you or your baby have a temperature or any symptoms as above. Please consider Wearing a face mask or a face covering.

Current Prices:-

Tongue Tie Division is £195, including assessment and feeding support.  This also includes follow up support as needed by text/email for one month.  You are also welcome to join our Free Breastfeeding ‘Cafe’ on Thursdays 1.30-3pm. Please see updated details below.

For breastfeeding support and/or tongue tie assessment only ie. If division is not needed or wanted, your investment is £110.

A follow up face to face appointment is £85

I also provide video consultations by zoom/WhatsApp/FaceTime – £65 up to an hour.

Payment is preferred by credit/debit card at the time of our face to face consultation. Or by invoice and bank transfer for a video consultation.
A charge of £50 will be incurred for any cancellation within 24 hours of an appointment.

I look forward to welcoming you and please do ask if you need to discuss any of the above.

Please contact me by email: or

It has been shown that even one discussion can turn breastfeeding around to enable success, empowerment and enjoyment.

There is also useful up to date videos, information and articles on the Carmenta Breastfeeding Facebook page and my ‘lockdown’ vlogs on breastfeeding tips on the Carmenta Life Facebook page.

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If you are experiencing continuing feeding difficulties,  Julie can perform an oral assessment – an evidence based detailed assessment for tongue tie (restrictive frenulum) and tongue function. An assessment is always performed prior to a tongue tie division (frenulotomy).

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.

Julie Carden, is a 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.

Private clinic at Carmenta Life

Private Tongue-tie assessments and division appointment– A consultation last up to an hour.  Julie discusses any feeding issues and relevant medical history. Assessment for tongue-tie and tongue function, using a research based assessment form, 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, and /or tongue tie assessment without division £110
Tongue-tie Division (inclusive of assessment) £195
Follow up £85

Apologies- Home Visits are NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 

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

All tongue tie divisions are offered follow up feeding support within the Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays 1.30-3pm. And/or support by email, WhatsApp or text for one month.  Julie usually provides a follow up text within 48 hours of your baby’s tongue tie division and a follow up phone call within 10 days. Private follow up appointments are available as needed.

Further Information

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

Tongue Tie Division Feedback Survey Link:-


To book or make further enquiries:

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Mobile: 07702 669 558