Archive for November, 2012

  • Tongue-tie

    One thing that I come up against all too often is tongue tie.  Perhaps it is because I am contacted primarily by women having "problems" feeding - nipple damage for them, endless feeding by the baby, poor weight gain, fussiness at the breast - the list goes on.  What I am shocked by is the lack of support and care for women who suspect that their babies have this problem.  Indeed, I heard recently that a Paediatrician at a well-known London hospital declared that he didn't believe tongue-tie existed, and that tongue-tie division is simply a ruse for Breastfeeding counsellors