Providers who perform frenotomy procedure in the Wellington area This information is subject to change last updated 16/5/16
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Under 6 weeks old
Public (free) ·Maggie Morgan - lactation consultant at Wellington hospital. Weekly clinic. Thorough assessment, cuts anterior ties and breastfeeding support after procedure. Referral from midwife, plunket or lactation consultant.
·Katherine Baguley – ENT surgeon at Wellington hospital. Treats posterior tongue ties using scissors (need to see hospital lactation consultant first)
Private (cost involved) ·Mary Clare McCarthy – private lactation consultant Cuts anterior and some posterior ties using scissors in your own home. www.breastfeed.co.nz 021973129 or 04 2323888 Cost is in the region of $115 for an hour visit to your home and around a further $60 if a frenotomy procedure is needed. Please check current charges with Mary Clare herself first.
Over 6 weeks old Unfortunately there are currently no free/public options once your baby is over 6 weeks old. If you have a community services card you may be able to get assistance from WINZ. If you have medical insurance it may be covered.
·Wayne Gillingham – oral surgeon Courtenay Specialists, Ground Floor, 97-99 Courtenay Place, Wellington; Phone: 04 9746866 Welloral.co.nz Referral required from lactation consultant or midwife ?? Uses scissors to cut anterior or posterior tie. Cost is roughly $200 – check with receptionist in advance
·The following two dentists need to be booked through Cheryl Ganley-Lewis who is a lactation consultant. Cheryl’s contact information is on www.naturalbreastfeeding.co.nz. Her number is 021386937
- Nick Tramoundanas – Dentist at Lumino dentists, Miramar. Uses laser - Art of dentistry, Lower Hutt. laser
Cost for seeing Cheryl, having tongue tie procedure and a follow up appointment can total around $370 - $400 depending on various things – always check with Cheryl for current charges.
·Dr Martin Minnee Hokowhitu medical centre 8 Pahiatua st, Palmerston North Martin's number is 06 3572092, Uses scissors, cuts tongue and lip ties. Cost $20 Jackie Wheeler, IBCLC provides free support. Contact her on 3580189 and 0272885737