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New born Tongue Ties

We provide a complete assessment of your baby:

  • Full new-born examination and tongue tie assessment

  • Tongue tie division performed by experienced paediatrician if needed

  • Breastfeeding advice


The Procedure

  • Your baby will swaddled and held by either a parent or our nurse.  We use a sucrose pain relief and depending on the age of your baby lignocaine gel.

  • We use scissors to divide the tongue tie and the whole procedure will take about 5 minutes.

  • After the procedure your baby will be able to feed immediately and we will observe your baby for at least 30 minutes.


  • Bleeding – A small amount of bleeding is normal for a few hours following the division.  If you are concerned about the bleeding, please follow the emergency advice below. 

  • Breast or bottle feed your baby as usual.

  • Crying – if your baby seems unsettled use pamol regularly for 24 hours.

  • Healing – the wound may appear yellow/whitish for up to a week.



  • Please present to the Starship Emergency or a 24 Hour Medical Centre.

  • Please email us if you have needed to seek emergency help and we will follow up as soon as possible.

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