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About: University College Hospital University College Hospital London NW1 2BU
I gave birth to my son on 15 June 2016 by elective c section. I stayed at the hospital for 48 hours. During my stay i tried to breast feed my son but i had problems doing so as he wasnt latching on. He was not feeding. I repeatedly asked for help in feeding. Despute this no one at the hospital recognised that my son was tongue tied. It was only when a community midwife visited that it was picked up on resulting in me feeding my son formula has he had lost nearly 10%of his birth weight. The hospital refused to snip his tongue tie as by this stage i was unable to breast feed and they said there was no feeding issue. The person who saw me was very condesending when i raised concerns about how this would impact my sons development. They said that this was an unknown and i would need to speak to my health visitor about my concerns. Despite this i have since found that my son has 100% tongue tiefollowing a bakerman assessment which means he would have had difficulties transfering to solids and forming words. I therefore paid to have his tongue snipped privately. Due to the hospital failing to diagnose and treat his tongue tie i have been unable to breast feed and have had to pay for treatment privately. In addition to this may also require crainuary treatment.