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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 under three months who require tongue tie division for successful breastfeeding. 

Clinics are every Wednesday and Friday afternoon.

How do I get an appointment?

Appointments for our clinic can be made by your midwife or breastfeeding adviser.

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 three hours prior to your clinic visit.  

During your appointment

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

Your child will be assessed. If a tongue-tie division is required and agreed upon, the procedure can be done on the day.

The midwife offers breastfeeding support after the procedure.

After your appointment

Information on follow-up arrangements and care will be given at the clinic.

Referrals to the tongue tie clinic

Midwives and breastfeeding advisers refer to the service.

The following exclusion criteria applies:

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

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 4695

How to find us

We hold our clinic in the Ocean outpatients department, on the ground floor of Evelina London Children's Hospital.

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