Service for Infants, Children and Young Adults
The only CO2 Laser Tongue Tie Clinic, 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

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.”

National Tongue Tie Centre

A world class facility situated in beautiful countryside just 10 minutes from the M8.

Why do I use a laser for division?

All 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 to diode laser and then 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. There is little to no bleeding and research shows less inflammation following the procedure.

For all older children, and infants who have had reattachment(s), we can suture the diamond shaped wound together thus removing the need for active wound care in the first week.