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

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. “

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.