Birth, Baby & You

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner,
Midwife & Lactation Consultant

Dee Bell, RM IBCLC

Specialist Tongue-tie Practitioner,
Midwife & Lactation Consultant

Resources

Anterior Tongue-tie – Birth, Baby & You – Dee Bell – Lactation Consultant for Kent, Surrey & Sussex

Further reading

What is a tongue-tie?
How is a tongue-tie assessment performed?
Post tongue-tie release – aftercare information for parents
Tongue-tie and infant feeding by the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners
Guidance on post-frenulotomy bleeding for parents
How to position your baby at the breast – cross cradle
How to position your baby at the breast – rugby ball hold
Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function (HATLFF)
Mastitis
Expressing and storing breastmilk
Drugs in breastmilk by The Breastfeeding Network

Videos

Tongue-tie assessment performed on a 12-week old
Professional breastfeeding advice
This video shows good positioning at the breast with good milk transfer
Exercises for babies following tongue-tie division
Tongue-tie exercise demonstration following division
An example of excellent milk transfer, with baby in a ‘biological nursing position’

More information & external links

About drugs in breastmilk

The Breastfeeding network

Worried you can’t breastfeed due to medication? If you’re concerned about what you might be feeding your little one, this website has fantastic resources to find out about the effects of medications on the composition of breastmilk