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

Marie works full time as a Public Health Nurse and is also a Lactation Consultant. She is married to Michael and they have 3 children Will, Muireann and Tom. When starting out with her first baby, Marie found the experience quite overwhelming and was determined to exclusively breastfeed. Adjusting to her new role, Marie went on to breastfeed all of her children resulting in almost 8 years of breastfeeding. During this time she realised the huge need for proper advice and support.

Along with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing from UCC Marie also holds a BSc Honours degree in Midwifery and a Higher Diploma in General Nursing and is a Lactation Consultant since 2009. Marie has been working with mothers and babies for the last 17 years between a career in Midwifery and Public Health Nursing and also worked as a Community Midwife in the UK on a home birth team.
Presently as a Public Health Nurse Marie supports mothers in their feeding choices on discharge home with their babies. Marie has a great interest in infant and childhood nutrition and health, and enjoys working with parents during this time. Marie also acts as a referral source for her colleagues around breastfeeding issues. Marie is a member of The Association of Lactation Consultants in Ireland.

“It is a great privilege to work with mums and their babies during this unique time, I feel all mums and babies are entitled to the professional support and assistance to realise their breastfeeding goals. “

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.