Tongue tie Division - Frenulotomy

Why Divide Tongue ties?

How is a Tongue tie divided?

How is the Tongue tie divided?

•An assessment is made of the degree of tongue tie
•The baby is taken to the treatment room, swaddled and supported at the shoulders to stabilise the head
•Sharp, blunt ended scissors are used to divide the frenulum. The tongue is not harmed.
•Blood loss is minimal and stops quickly.
•The baby is returned to the mother and immediately offered a feed.
•The frenulotomy itself is a simple procedure, and the baby is back with the mother/father within a couple of minutes.

Does it Hurt the baby?