Lynn Timms, BSc (Hons), MBPsS
∎ Lactation Consultant.
∎ International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants.
∎ Providing breastfeeding preparation and support in your own home.
∎ Frenulotomy (tongue tie division) procedure available.
∎ Teacher of Developmental Baby Massage and Movement.
∎ Serving Portsmouth , the Isle of Wight and Hampshire area.
CLIENT FEEDBACK" Oliver has been doing very well since his frenulotomy procedure, he settled well that evening and hasn't really been too bothered by any pain he may be in - which is a blessing. His wound looks like it is healing well, it is exactly as you described - diamond shaped. We would like to thank you for your very professionally performed services, which made us feel very comfortable with the procedure. Many thanks. "
" Hi Lynn.
I met you last year when you came to my house on a weekend to cut my daughter, Isla's, tongue-tie. I just wanted to thank you again, she is nearly 11 months old and I am still breastfeeding with no problems! I don't know how much feedback you get but you really helped us and I thought you might like to know!
Thanks again Jenna X "
" Dear Lynn
Many thanks for your advice on the telephone on Tuesday! As advised, i took my daughter to our hospital on Wednesday, and yes, she was tongue tied!!
Such a relief to find out there was a simple solution to an almost unbearable problem ☺ really appreciate your advice. Can't believe 3 people told me she wasn't tongue tied when i asked them to check (including my GP on Monday) and you managed to diagnose the problem without even seeing us. Amazing!! I'll DEFINATELY come back to you if we have any other problems with the breast-feeding, and i'll certainly recommend you to anyone i know who are struggling with it.
" Hi Lynn, Just thought I would send you a quick photo of James six months on. As you can see we have just started weaning him onto solids which he seems to be enjoying a great deal !
I just wanted to say thank you again for both helping with his tongue tie but also your advice on breast feeding. I have continued to bf him exclusively- until we started solids last week and will hopefully continue to feed him until he no longer needs it.
I'm so glad that I persevered, as its been a fantastic experience and as you can see he's thriving, so once again; thank you. Clair "
" Many, many thanks for all you did for Charlie last Sunday. You will be pleased to hear that all is healing well and Charlie doesn't seem to have suffered any side effects and wasn't grumpy at all. The service you provided us with was excellent. Not only did we feel in very safe hands, but your calming nature made the whole experience a very pleasant one.
Thanks again - Jackie, Andy & baby Charlie - Isle of Wight "
" Thanks so much for coming and performing the frenulotomy procedure on Jacob - it's made a huge difference to feeding, his weight gain, and my comfort! We had a couple of days while he was healing where things looked a little uncomfortable with him, but quite quickly I noticed a big improvement in the shape of my nipples, and when he was weighed on the Tuesday following the procedure, he had put on 300g from the Saturday morning (prior to your visit) - this was a huge amount in a short space of time, and really showed me that he was feeding much more efficiently as he was generally feeding for a shorter period of time, but obviously getting maximum benefit! I also noticed that he was clearing all of my milk ducts during a feed, where previously there were some which remained hard, which I was having to massage to clear whilst he was feeding, prior to the procedure! My nipples remained to be sore/cracked for a few more days, but are now completely better :-) Also, within about a week of the tongue tie being cut, he started latching on really quickly, rather than the lengthy periods of fussing that I was experiencing.
I had him weighed this morning and he was 7lbs 13oz - last Friday, he had just returned to his birth weight of 6lbs 13oz, so he's really piling on the weight now! His jaundice is now completely cleared, and his poos are really yellow, so everything is working out really well - I was discharged from midwife care on Wednesday, which was a real relief too! His ulcer has also now completely healed up, and he's sticking his tongue out loads - I still love being able to see in!!
So all in all, Jonny and I are really glad we had it done, and are so grateful to you for being able to come out and perform the procedure so promptly - and we were really happy with the time that you were able to spend with us before and afterwards.
Many thanks and take care,"
Becky, Jonny and Jacob - November 2011
"Hi Lynn, I thought I should let you know that things are going very well now with regards to breastfeeding Louis. It is now completely painless and I only express for reasons of convenience. Thanks so much for performing the operation on Louis's tongue. I believe it made all the difference.
Kind regards, Zoe."
"An update on Ben...I cannot believe the difference in my baby! He has gone from a little boy who feeds, falls asleep on the breast, wakes up squawking for more, feeds, falls asleep etc to a little boy who feeds comfortably and at length, watches me while he feeds, comes off when he's done and then has a sit up and look around!
For the first time he is actually taking an interest in his surroundings and in us! Night time is so much easier with Ben feeding and sleeping so we are all getting more sleep.
Ben is now sticking his tongue out - though he gets annoyed when we tickle his lip.
We had our reservations about having the procedure done, but are so pleased that we did, just wish that we had sorted it out sooner.
Thank you so much." Nicky - April 2011
"As expected Harry did seem to be in discomfort the first evening, but calmed down and continued to do well through Weds / Thurs. Its difficult to get into his mouth, but I was determined to have a look this morning to provide you with an update.
On appearance it looks as if the tongue wound has healed well. I'm also pleased to say we have witnessed a little tongue popping out and moving forward as you advised. Harry's eyebrows kept raising up and down in the first few days, as if to say, look whats happening!!!!
We are pleased that we went ahead with the procedure, as Harry's feeding is a lot less messy and we feel we've nipped the problem in the bud, rather than incurring painful procedures when he is more aware later in life. We would also like to thank you for explaining the process and your kind manner whilst conducting the procedure.
Kind regards Sally & Steve"
"Thank you Lynn for all your wonderful support today."
"I am so pleased that I contacted you to release her Tongue Tie, the brestfeeding feels so much better now."
"Lynn, thank you so much for all your help this year. You've been a lifesaver! Your kindness and patience with my lists of questions has been very much appreciated as well as your expertise and knowledge."
"The support and advise were invaluable in making me confident enough to successfully breastfeed.Thank you."
"I would not have carried on breastfeeding without your help and ongoing interest"
"I wish I had contacted you before I had my baby. I would suggest to anybody who is thinking about breastfeeding to arrange a visit antenatally so that you can realistically prepare for those first few weeks."
"I would also like to thank you for the Breastfeeding Q & A session you did for the yoga group. The feedback was very positive, everyone found it interesting and informative and some said that having met you they were much more likely to contact you if they needed support with feeding their baby. So all-in-all it was a success."
"Thank you for visiting at the weekend, when both me and my partner could ask about the feeding."
"Hi Lynn, thought about you the other day as I was explaining to someone how you had changed our lives when Amelie was born, so I thought I would give you a further update. Amelie is now nearly 6 months old and is being weaned now she loves her food and eats with relish, not sure she would have been able to as easily with the tongue tie intact. She is such a joy and I know that what you did for her was the best thing ever.
Thanks again so much."
"Thank you again so so much for coming over so quickly and for doing the procedure,it really has made such a difference, it was lovely to meet you and maybe we will see you next time you are over on the Island, lots of love, Ps I passed on your details to one of the midwives who I'm sure is going to contact you and is very interested in your work."
"seeing definite improvement in his latch/suck - less dribbling He has taken two 'breastfeeds' of 2oz with the SNS so far - minimal difficulty getting him to latch on –"
"We would like to thank you for explaining the process and your kind manner whilst conducting the procedure."
"Hi Lynn, It was a pleasure to meet you too and thank you very much for visiting us so quickly and releasing her tongue tie. We found our discussions with you extremely helpful and are glad that we went through with the procedure."
"I just did a local home visit and heard some fabulous positive feedback from the parents about the help you recently gave them. I thought I'd let you know how very warmly they felt towards you :-)" From an NCT BF Counsellor
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