Breastfeeding Consultation and Tongue-tie Clinic

Lactation Consultation – Bespoke Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding Support – 1hr 30 mins – £85

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are health care professionals who specialise in the clinical management of breastfeeding and infant feeding support.

We can provide information and guidance for many of the concerns families may have with feeding, from antenatal planning to positioning and attachment, painful feeding, engorgement, mastitis and thrush.  We can assist in complex cases, such as premature and/or special needs babies, tongue tie, low supply, oversupply, feeding twins and multiples, special maternal or baby needs or any other feeding concern.  We are happy to support partially or fully bottle-fed babies.

Our 1-2-1 sessions give you the time and space to fully discuss your concerns and make a plan to move forward.

 

Tongue-tie Assessment & Frenulotomy – 1hr 30 mins – £150

Tongue Tie (ankyloglossia) is a concern when the lingual frenulum (a membrane present in 1 in 10 babies) reduces the normal function of the tongue.  This can impact on a baby’s ability to feed effectively and can cause pain for the breastfeeding parent.

Assessment includes review of history, symptoms, function of the tongue, and feeding review and support. Please bring your baby’s “red book” and a large muslin or blanket to swaddle them for the procedure.​

We are able to divide the membrane (frenulotomy), where indicated. If a frenulotomy is performed, free telephone and e-mail support will be provided for up to six weeks afterwards.

 

Follow-up – 1 hr – £50

If you would like 1-2-1 follow-up for feeding support or after frenulotomy, we are able to offer 1 hour follow up appointments. In the rare instance that a second division of the lingual frenulum in indicated, this can be done at a follow-up appointment.

 

Drop-in Feeding Support Group – FREE

Alongside the Lactation Consultation and Tongue Tie Clinic, there is a free drop-in feeding support group, based in the Studio at The Broad Street Practice, where families and babies can meet, share their experiences and give each other support.  You don’t need to have current feeding issues to attend, but it’s the perfect supportive environment if you do have concerns.

Families can attend from the antenatal period and throughout their feeding journey.  Those exclusively breastfeeding, exclusively breastmilk-feeding, mixed feeding or transitioning from one to another, are welcome. 

Trained breastfeeding support will be available throughout. 

 

Our IBCLC’s and Tongue-tie Practitioners

Amanda Smith

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Victoria Leith

All appointments are to be made directly with Amanda on 0784 650 8131 or email at AmandaSmithIBCLC@gmail.com or with Vickie on …..