As yet, there is no nationwide agreed protocol for post procedure wound care. However, many tongue tie clinics, individual practitioners and studies from the United States advocate post procedure wound care or ‘tongue tie stretches’ in order to help reduce the reoccurrence of tongue restriction, post procedure.
Whilst the wound is still healing, frequent and regular feeding every 2-3 hours is recommended around the clock. This is likely to mean waking the baby to ensure that they feed. This is also important to support a full milk supply. The day after the division the wound site may start to look a bit like an ulcer, white or yellowish in colour. On the second day, I recommend that you start a few post procedure exercises which will assist the wound to heal without adhesion.