Tongue-tie Assessment and Division

Update March 2021

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

PLEASE WEAR A MASK FOR YOUR CONSULTATION

There are 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 first and send a picture of your baby crying – to ascertain the position of your baby’s tongue. And/or a brief video of your baby latching and feeding if possible and if you would like to. 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 which can be viewed below.

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 sanitiser is available and you are requested to use it on entering the consultation room.
I shall be wearing Personal Protective Equipment as per government guidelines, including plastic apron and mask, also visor and sterile gloves for the procedure of tongue tie division.

It is preferable to have only one parent accompanying your baby due to socially distancing purposes. However, please do discuss with me if you feel you need a partner or household member with you for support.

I will need confirmation on the day of the consultation, that no member of your household has travelled to COVID-19 high risk areas, or been in contact with anyone with symptoms or tested positive to COVID-19, within the past 3 weeks; And that no member of your household have any symptoms of COVID-19, 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 bring and wear a face mask or a face covering. With your permission I shall take your and your baby’s temperature with a non contact thermometer, on arrival. I  check my own temperature daily.

Current Prices:-

Your investment for Tongue Tie Division is £165, including assessment and feeding support.  This also includes unlimited follow up support by text/email for one month.  You are also welcome to join our Free Zoom Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays at 2pm.

For breastfeeding support and/or tongue tie assessment only, your investment is £85.

A follow up face to face appointment is £65

I also provide video consultations by zoom/WhatsApp/FaceTime  -£50 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: tonguetie@carmenta-life.co.uk or breastfeeding@carmenta-life.co.uk

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.

Stay safe and well in these uncertain times.

Julie x

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TONGUE TIE ASSESSMENT AND DIVISION
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, 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.

Prices

Carmenta Life Clinic

Breastfeeding Support £85
Tongue-tie Division (inclusive of assessment) £165
Follow up £65

Home visits (£1 per mile added over 15 miles) NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 

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 Currently within the Zoom Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays 2-3pm. And/or support by email, phone call or text for one month.  Julie usually provides a follow up text within 48 hours of your baby’s tongue tie division. Private follow up appointments are available.

Further Information

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

https://www.nice.org.uk/

http://www.unicef.org.uk/BabyFriendly/Parents/Problems/Tongue-Tie/Locations-where-tongue-tie-can-be-divided/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/3353116/Breastfeeding-The-kindest-cut-of-all.html

http://www.tongue-tie.org.uk/index.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21608523/?i=4&from=/15953321/related

Tongue Tie Division Feedback Survey Link:-

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZSLFYR9


Contact

To book or make further enquiries:

Julie CardenView profile
Mobile: 07702 669 558
Email: tonguetie@carmenta-life.co.uk