Presentation Information

Sarah Oakley

Assessment and Management of Tongue-tie in Infants

  • Speaker: Sarah Oakley , RN SCPHN (Health Visitor) IBCLC
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 ACM CPD, 1 ACNM CEU, 0.1 Midwifery CEU

This presentation will explore how tongue-tie impacts feeding in infants. Learn more about what we know about tongue function in relation to infant feeding and how this informs our assessment of babies who are having difficulty with feeding.

The various tools available to assess for tongue-tie in infancy will be explained, highlighting the key functional deficits to observe for. The rationale for treatment in infants, the procedures used to treat tongue-tie in babies, and the potential complications arising from treatment and treatment efficacy will be discussed.