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

On Site
Medical Assessment - Consultant Paediatrician
Feeding Support - International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Bodywork and Myofunctional Therapy - Physiotherapy & Myofunctional Therapy Team

Amanda Glynn IBCLC CLM

Amanda’s introduction to breastfeeding began in 1998, following the birth of her first child. Having overcome a less than optimal start to breastfeeding, sadly a lack of appropriate information and support contributed to a premature end to her and her baby’s breastfeeding journey. With the arrival of her second child, in 2006, Amanda was fortunate to receive wonderful help and information. This first-hand experience of good breastfeeding care and an awareness of the consequences of sub-optimal support, ignited her desire to train as a Breastfeeding Counsellor.

As Amanda’s experience of assisting breastfeeding families grew and as her passion to deliver optimum care increased, as did her wish to better assist mothers and babies who were presenting with difficulties of a more clinical nature. After embarking on an intensive training course to fulfill the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) required didactic series of health science education and clinical experience, she realised her dream of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Amanda has completed the ASU Clinical Lactation Program is a member of the Council of the Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland (ALCI), the International Association of Lactation Consultants (ILCA), the Irish Association of Infant Mental Health and the International Association of Tongue-Tie Professionals (IATP). She has taken part in numerous consultative processes including literature and policy development for both voluntary and public health agencies.

Amanda works as a private practice Lactation Consultant in Galway and shares her other joys and passions with her husband and three children.

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.