Service for Infants, Children and Adults
The only CO2 Laser Tongue Tie Clinic in Ireland, the optimal tool for soft tissue surgery
Tongue Tie division and frenuloplasty without the need for General Anaesthetic

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Specialist Paediatric Nursing
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork and Myofunctional Therapy - Paediatric Physiotherapist

Physio/Oromyofuntional therapy

Claire Bulfin is a full time working midwife, certified lactation consultant and qualified antenatal teacher. Claire is married to Ciaran and they have four children Roisin, Cillian, Tess and Stella. Two of their children were born at home and Claire has breastfed all four.

Claire has 18 years experience in the fields of birth and breastfeeding and works at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

In addition to her qualifications in general nursing, Claire has Higher Diplomas in Midwifery from Dublin’s Trinity College and in Higher (Antenatal) Education from the University of Bedfordshire at Luton in the UK. Claire is also a certified lactation consultant with the Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland (ALCI).

“I am passionate in supporting women and their partners through their birth and breastfeeding experiences. My philosophy is that every breast feed is a success. I love sharing my ideas and experiences with parents I feel it is a privilege to be doing so.”

Why do I use a laser for division?

All Tongue Tie or Lip Tie divisions at the National Tongue Tie Centre are completed using a CO2 laser. My personal preference is to use a CO2 laser for division of both tongue and lip ties. Having performed tongue tie divisions with scissors for 9 years before switching initially to a diode laser and then on to a CO2 laser, the advantages that I have seen are: greater precision of division as it is possible to visualise and divide the tie to the appropriate fascial layer, no bleeding for nearly all patients and less inflammation and pain following the procedure.