There is increasing evidence that a significant tongue tie can have severe impacts on a baby’s ability to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is important vital for the baby’s health and nourishment.
Midwives, nurses and lactation consultants will sometimes recommend snipping a tongue-tie to free up the tongue of newborn babies with feeding difficulties.
Snipping the tie (known as a “frenotomy“) is a quick and safe procedure. No anaesthetic is needed, bleeding is negligible and feeding usually improves immediately.
Which doctor can perform a tongue tie?
|Dr Michael Mackay
Dr Michael Mackay has performed thousands of tongue-tie snips at Warrandyte Road Clinic. He can assess if your baby has a significant tongue tie and can perform the simple procedure in our treatment room.
In some cases, a tongue tie may be too thick and extensive to be performed here. In such cases, we have a network of paediatric surgeons to whom we can readily refer.