Why Tongue-Tie Matters (Paperback)
For parents of babies with feeding difficulties, the journey to a diagnosis of tongue-tie and the challenges involved in accessing treatment can be long and arduous. Information is often conflicting, and professionals do not always agree. Why Tongue-tie Matters aims to steer a course through research and practice to explain how tongue-tie impacts feeding, when you should suspect tongue-tie, and how to access assessment and treatment. With strategies that can help alleviate the feeding difficulties associated with tongue-tie, and information about recovery after division and the impact on speech and oral health, the book is an invaluable guide for parents and the health professionals supporting them.
Sarah lives in Cambridgeshire with her husband, two grown up children and pets. She has been in nursing for over 30 years, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1991 and as a Health Visitor in 2003. After qualifying in 2009 as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant she set up in private practice offering specialist infant feeding support. In 2011 Sarah trained to perform tongue-tie division in babies with feeding issues and has built up a very busy infant feeding support practice since seeing 600-700 families per year in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Sarah also provides training in tongue-tie and infant feeding to breastfeeding supporters and healthcare professionals and has worked with several NHS Trusts providing training on tongue tie identification and management. She has also spoken at national and international conferences. She is a founder member and former Chair of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners in the UK.