What to Expect after Frenulotomy

Following the procedure some mothers and their babies find an immediate improvement in feeding. For others it will take longer, sometimes weeks or more for feeding to improve as the baby acquires new skills to Breastfeed. Whilst having a Tongue-Tie both mother and baby have acquired adaptations to their feeding to work around their difficulties. After the procedure, it can take some time for some mothers to gradually transition from the use of
for example, nipple shields, finger or syringe feeding expressed breast milk or artificial milk, whilst their Breastfeeding gradually improves.

It is important that you view Frenulotomy as part of a plan to improve your feeding; it is not always an instant fix.

For more information about our Tongue-tie procedure, please read the Tongue-tie Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Guide.