Next ATP meeting in York

Next ATP Meeting in YORK! Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019 Time: 12:00 to 16:00 At: Brigantes Bar, 114 Micklegate, YORK, YO1 6JX (A short 5-7 minutes walk from York train station – no need for a taxis) Welcome to the next ATP meeting ‘up north’ in beautiful York, North Yorkshire. We hope you will join us. As the ATP is … Read More

Response to inaccurate information on Social Media

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners has been made aware of a post put up by Charlotte Young on the Infant Tongue Tie UK Group regarding our directory. There is some misleading information within this post and a few points we would like to clarify. The post begins by asserting how crazy it is that you can review a pizza but … Read More

On-line Tongue-tie Course

Online tongue-tie and infant feeding course written by Sarah Oakley RN, HV, IBCLC and Tongue-tie Practitioner in association with Babyem. The course consists of 5 core modules covering how tongue ties in infants are assessed, the impact of tongue-tie and strategies to support dyads,  anatomy and physiology, and treatment. It is suitable for professionals who divide tongue-tie as well as those … Read More

Why Folic Acid is not to blame

There is lots of speculation about a connection between folic acid, the MTHFR gene mutation and the increase in infant tongue-tie incidence. This topic comes up frequently in online parenting groups and sometimes in the wider media. The MTHFR gene provides instructions for making an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme is involved in a chemical reaction involving folate. The … Read More

Does Postoperative Wound Massage Improve Outcome of Frenulotomy for Breastfeeding Difficulties in Infants?

Does Postoperative Wound Massage Improve Outcome of Frenulotomy for Breastfeeding Difficulties in Infants? Slothouber Galbreath et al, JHL, Volume 30, Number 4, page 501, November 2014 Dear Editor Re: Does Postoperative Wound Massage Improve Outcome of Frenulotomy for Breastfeeding Difficulties in Infants? Slothouber Galbreath et al, JHL, Volume 30, Number 4, page 501, November 2014. The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners … Read More

Breastfeeding: Mothers are repeatedly told breast is best – but what about the lack of support when babies have tongue-tie? The Independent, Weds 18th March 2015

Breastfeeding: Mothers are repeatedly told breast is best – but what about the lack of support when babies have tongue-tie? The Independent, Weds 18th March 2015 Dear Editor The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners was delighted to see your report Breastfeeding: Mothers are repeatedly told breast is best – but what about the lack of support when babies have tongue-tie? Wed … Read More

Position statement on the Mum and Baby Academy CPD Module on tongue-tie distributed by various midwifery and nursing journals in October 2017

Position statement on the Mum and Baby Academy CPD Module on tongue-tie distributed by various midwifery and nursing journals in October 2017 The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners welcomes any opportunity for healthcare professionals to access free learning such as that Mum and Baby Academy offer. However we have reviewed the tongue-tie module after concerns were raised by some of the … Read More

Does Frenulotomy help infants with tongue-tie overcome breastfeeding difficulties? 2015

Does Frenulotomy help infants with tongue-tie overcome breastfeeding difficulties? Journal of Family Practice 2015 February;64 (2):126-127. 7 April 2015 Dear Editor We are writing on behalf of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners ( www.tongue-tie.org.uk) and Tongue-tie UK, a grass roots organisation which aims to raise awareness of tongue-tie issues (www.tonguetieuk.org) in response to the article by J. Cawse-Lucas et al … Read More