Babytobreast 

Professional tongue-tie division and infant-feeding support

Are you concerned about your baby's feeding (breast or bottle)?

Need professional help to find out why you are having problems?

Receive advice and support to improve your feeding relationship by an expert with over 10 years experience in this field.

CQC registered Specialist Midwife and Lactation Consultant clinics currently held by Suzanne Barber in Nottingham, Solihull and the Peak District.

Same or next day appointments are possible in the Peak District clinic.

Weekend appointments for newborns unable to feed possible in the Peak District, please use Contact Form below.

Babies treated up to 1 year of age.

About Me

When I discovered information about tongue-ties in 2007, it was my 'lightbulb' moment. The path was set for me to acquire training as an IBCLC and for experience and competency in frenulotomies (division of the tongue-tie).

 

I now provide infant feeding clinic services for mothers who need support with their babies, both for breast feeding and bottle feeding. I have extensive experience and expertise in this field and have been a tongue tie practitioner since 2011. I am fully insured and a member of the Royal College of Midwives, the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain, International Lactation Consultant Association and the Association of Tongue-Tie Practitioners.

I worked in the NHS, initially as a nurse and then as a midwife for 30 years, before leaving my positions as Lead Midwife for infant feeding and Supervisor of Midwives, for private practice.

In April 2019 I registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Benefits of Surgery

A recent study of 3000 frenulotomies  found:

Immediately post procedure:

Early outcomes showed of 3000 frenulotomies, 96% of women reported an immediate difference in their babies' feeding (breast or bottle feeding) at the first feed following the procedure.

The differences included, less discomfort and pain during feeds, softer suckling, deeper latch which the baby maintained, swallowing more, nipple not misshapen at feed termination, no dribbling milk. In bottle fed babies mothers reported quicker feeds (10 to 20 minutes), less or no spillage, more controlled sucking and swallowing.

 

48 hours after the procedure, whilst not all mothers could be contacted, 78% of those that were, reported differences in their babies' feeding.

 

At 3 months post procedure, 21% of mothers followed up with the study.  44.6% reported that they were continuing to exclusively breastfeed their babies. 

Consultation Types

I offer different consultation types depending on you and your baby's needs. Due to current covid restrictions, I have adapted all of my appointments to require an initial virtual consultation. During this consultation I will assess your needs and decide on future steps for support and the appropriateness of a face to face consultation.

 

Update:

DUE TO THE UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND FOR SERVICES:

  • I will no longer personally respond to text messages, Whats App and MSN Messenger communications as I cannot ensure effective communication streams and respond punctually. Please use the contact form below.

  • Any general enquiries regarding services or costs will not receive a personal response as all information is available here.

  • I am not able to offer an assessment service using photos or videos as both function and appearance contributes to the assessment and decision process.

Contact Form
Nature of enquiry

Ongoing support 

Weekly zoom drop in facility now available for existing clients on Fridays at 9am. See automated email invite sent post appointment.

Follow up appointments available in clinic £50. Please submit your request via the contact form.

I will respond to your enquiry Mon-Fri. Preferably please refer to the information on the website and book an appointment to speak to me virtually prior to a clinic appointment.

Details of services and fees can be found here.

For urgent advice only, text or call (voice mail facility) 9am-5pm. Where possible please use the contact form above.

07547897876 

For non-urgent enquiries (voice mail facility) 

01335 390097

or submit your query via the contact form.

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