Welcome to the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners

Welcome to the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners

Updated 11.02.2019

On 8th February we had written confirmation from the CQC that frenulotomy is a regulated activity under surgical procedures.

There are some private practitioners who already have CQC registration in place and are covered for surgical procedures, however the majority of private practitioners will be suspending their service until they have successfully registered with the CQC.

We will now list separately those practitioners currently registered to perform tongue-tie divisions.

The rest of our members remain able to provide breastfeeding support which can be crucial for those who may have to wait for division and for follow up after division.


Whether you are a parent or a health care provider, we hope you will find our website helpful in accessing all of the information you need about tongue-tie and the support available.

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners (ATP) was set up in 2012 by a group of tongue-tie practitioners from the NHS and independent sectors with the aims of:

  • Increasing awareness about the effects of tongue-tie on babies especially with regard to both breast and bottle feeding.

  • Supporting parents of tongue-tied babies to access safe and effective care.

  • Assisting tongue-tie practitioners to provide safe and effective care through training and sharing knowledge and experience.

  • Providing resources and education for healthcare providers who refer babies for tongue-tie division.

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners (ATP) is also actively working to redress
inaccuracies in the reporting and documenting of the effects of tongue-tie on babies especially
with regard to both breast and bottle feeding.

You can read these responses here, just follow the link.

ATP Privacy

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners takes the privacy of your personal data seriously, please take the time to review our privacy notice here.

Tongue-tie Training

The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners does not provide training in tongue-tie division.

However, we receive lots of enquiries about training so here are the answers to some
frequently asked questions , such as,

"Who can divide tongue-ties?" and

"Where can I train to do tongue-tie division?"

Committee Meeting

The ATP AGM and forum will be held on 7th March 2019 the venue is to be confirmed.
Various committee vacancies will be open to the membership. We also hope to expand number of committee positions available as well including Conference team.
Please do come along and please bring your ideas and enthusiasm with you.