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Tongue Tie Pathway - Significant BTAT 0-4

A significant tongue tie is one that interferes with breastfeeding BTAT 0-4:

  • sore/cracked nipples
  • low milk supply
  • mastitis (recurrent)
  • difficulty attaching to the breast or they cannot seem to stay attached for a full feed
  • failure to thrive


Consultation with a lactation specialist (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) may help the child compensate for problems related to tongue tie thereby avoiding surgery.

Please refer to either Whakatane or Tauranga LC. Babies born at Bethlehem Birthing Centre can have review with LC at BBC until 6 weeks of age.

In WBOP any age baby especially babies in rural areas, hard to reach families and those unable to access the hospital for an appointment can be referred to Plunket LC - 027 243 7897.

Last updated : Friday, March 09, 2018
Next review date : Saturday, March 09,2019

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