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Tongue tie clinic

What is tongue-tie?

Tongue-tie (also called ankyloglossia) is a problem affecting some babies with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth.

It can sometimes affect the baby's feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother's breast.

It can be treated by a quick procedure called tongue tie division. 

Evelina London tongue tie clinic

We provide a rapid access, surgeon-led service for babies 12 weeks and under who require tongue tie division for successful breastfeeding. 

How do I get an appointment?

Your midwife, health professional or trained peer support who is competent to assess tongue tie and breastfeeding will refer you to our tongue-tie clinic. Our booking clerk will contact you and offer you an appointment.

How can I change or cancel my appointment?

To cancel or change your appointment, email gst-tr.evelinatonguetieclinic@nhs.net

Please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to another patient.

Before your appointment

Please do not feed your baby two hours prior to your clinic visit. You will be allocated a time slot and will be seen within 30 mins.

During your appointment

The clinic is led by a consultant surgeon, a midwife and a supporting nurse.

We will have a conversation with you about you and your baby.

After your appointment

Follow on care will be provided by the person who referred you to our service or by your local community.

Referrals to the tongue tie clinic

Please be aware our referral form and patient information leaflet has now been updated. Please look at the automated response. More information is available about referrals and feeding your baby

The following exclusion criteria applies:

  • infants older the three months
  • symptoms other than feeding difficulties
  • no desire to breast feed.
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