If your baby is having difficulty latching on and it is uncomfortable to breast feed then dividing the tongue tie is likely to make a difference.
For those babies who can latch on but are fussy and appear to have a lot of “wind” the decision to divide a tongue tie is not always so straightforward and it is helpful to take the advice of a lactation consultant.
Please be aware that as Teaching Hospital Paediatric ENT specialists we are familiar with the potential hazards of surgical procedures no matter how seemingly minor they may appear, such as a division of tongue tie. We are therefore very conservative in our approach and will provide a balanced judgement as to whether this will be a suitable procedure for your baby. We conduct regular comprehensive audits on our results of tongue tie division..