we saw cheryl http://www.naturalbreastfeeding.co.nz/about-che...
Hut hospital are starting to do the odd one, Wayne Gillingham http://www.welloral.co.nz/
does them privately aswell in wellington, he is a oral and facial surgeon, he is going out to hutt hospital once a week in the morning to treat tongue ties both kinds. Wayne was around $170 privately to do the prosterior, middle one might be cheaper dont know. The other place to go is naenae dental clinic, you need to go through cheryl if you want to use them so you have her costs aswell but the difference is its lasered instead of cut, they the only ones i could find that do the lasering. bleeds less and less likely to heal back up again as there is no open cut.
Im told the procedure is to ask the hosptial lactation consultant to refer you for the waiting list and then you will normally be refered to the dental area. I was told as we are not breast feeding we would not likely get on the hospital waiting list but if you are breast feeding then no probs. The middle one is alot easier, bleeds less and quicker to do some of the midwifes around wellington do it themselves as well.
The midwife may mean for you to contact the hospital lactation consultant, anne-marie and milly are at hutt hospital 04 587 2556 not sure who they are at wellington hospital.
We havent had it done yet and not sure too, we had it all booked in and had to cancel as baby ended up in childrens ward for 4 days with a urinary tract infection and on iv antibiotics and iut was over the period it was meant to be done.
As we were in hospital i took the opportunity to ask them, this info is soley on the prosterior tongue ties not the ones at the front but i was told that the midwifes and lactation consult are supporting it trying to get it down and the pediatricians are not, some didnt even know what i was talking about.
There is not enough evidence for them to make judgement on it and they dont know what is going to happen with the children who are having it done when they are older as the children having had it done have not grown up yet.
So basically the doctros were like no and the lactation conult was like yes. So I asked to be refered to the speech laungage therapist at the hospital to check there wasnt another reason baby was spilling his milk out the side and in pain while feeding and thats all good she just thinks the newborn teats are to fast for him, she said that his tongue doesnt curl as much sideways (which i wonder if this would be fixed with the tongue tie being done)
She said his tongue moves fine for speech and she cant see any problems that would interefer with his development so at the moment we are just holding fire as there has been way to much else going on in and out of hospit and at doctors since he was born, we havnet had one week where weve not be at hospt or doc.
If when he starts solids there is any problems then I know what might be the cause and can get onto it.
Good luck i have found it a very stressful situation not being able to get clear facts and evidence.