For Breast & Bottle Fed Babies – Established as the North’s first independent practice, working alongside specialist providers to perform tongue tie release since 2011

We are happy to assess babies who have had a tongue tie treated elsewhere, and are still experiencing difficulties with feeding issues such as reflux, colic, breast and bottle feeding issues and sleep.

Milk Matters Infant Feeding (Cheshire)

The Dental Studio

Malt St, Knutsford WA16 6ES

Please note – babies have to have been either assessed via our services – please click here to book your assessment, or you must have a diagnosis from another registered healthcare professional / IBCLC

Prediagnosed Assessment & Treatment:

If you have already working with a lactation consultant or healthcare professional and they’ve diagnosed a tongue tie, you can book this service. Diagnosis of the tie is of course confirmed on the day, alongside a functional oral assessment. The tie is treated if appropriate and we then email aftercare and support you with wound healing protocols during this period.  We include whatsapp support so you can send videos and images as needed, and include as many complimentary checks as needed until the wound has healed. If the assessment results in finding that tongue tie is not the problem, only the assessment fee will be charged for  this appointment.

Appointment required: Yes, for all services

Please read the terms of booking as this provides a PDF with important information you need regarding assessment and treatment.

Bodywork -Osteopath/Chiropractor:  

We are not affiliated with, but do work closely with several Paediatric Osteopaths and Chiropractors who are experienced with issues relating to infant feeding around the UK. Please contact us for recommendation.

Do you treat upper lip tie?

No.  Our assessment includes checking for an abnormal upper labial frenum and we can discuss referral options to the NHS where appropriate. There are currently no NICE guidelines supporting the removal of the upper frenulum and thus no guidance as to best practice or whether anaelgesic is required or which kind of Healthcare Professional is best placed to treat.  There are also no controlled studies exploring upper labial frenectomy and whether it is beneficial in terms of resolving feeding problems.  You can read more about “Lip Ties” here and here.

Information from NICE Guidelines (Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) for breastfeeding)
Interventional procedures guidance [IPG149]

“It was recognised that breastfeeding is a complex  interaction between mother and child, and that many factors can affect the ability to feed. Skilled breastfeeding support is an integral part of the management of breastfeeding difficulties. “NICE Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) 2.5.1

Sometimes there may be a tongue tie but it may not be the leading cause of the problem, other times underlying issues may need resolving before treating the tongue tie to improve the outcome.

“Many tongue-ties are asymptomatic and cause no problems. Some babies with tongue-tie have breastfeeding difficulties. Conservative management includes breastfeeding advice, and careful assessment is important to determine whether the frenulum is interfering with feeding and whether its division is appropriate.” NICE Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) 2.1.2 We assess function and also observe a feed (as per NHS best practice)  – you will be given the details of this assessment and we also give you a letter to notify your GP that the procedure has taken place.

For further information please Contact Us