How Will Assessments Take Place?
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
If your baby requires an assessment of their tongue and feeding (to consider if they need further referral for tongue tie release), they will initially be offered a video assessment to discuss and assess a feed; their positioning and attachment when feeding; their tongue function and their suck and swallow during a feed.
Not all babies who have an initial assessment will need a referral.
If it isn’t possible to fully assess these things in a video call you will be asked to bring your baby to a face to face clinic.
If it is decided that your baby needs a further referral for tongue tie release you will be sent an appointment date and time to attend the hospital for the procedure.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Babies who meet the referral criteria detailed above will be offered a hospital assessment in the RLF (Tongue Tie) Clinic and full PPE will be in use for any procedure required as detailed above.
If this assessment is declined or the criteria are not met parents will be offered telephone advice by the Infant Feeding Team.
James Paget Hospital
Babies who meet the referral criteria detailed above will be initially offered a telephone or video call through the Infant Feeding Co-ordinator.
If this indicates that your baby requires further assessment you will be offered a hospital appointment and full PPE will be in use for any procedure required as detailed above.
Who Can Help?
You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. There is also support available from our infant feeding champions.
If you are 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480635060 for confidential advice from one of our team.
You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below.