I am a Health Visitor
About This Show
We are Health Visitors in the UK and this podcast is for other Health Visitors, parents or anyone who works with families from antenatal to 5yrs. In each episode we chat about professional issues, common practice questions and cutting edge research to keep your knowledge current. We've done the reading and we'll discuss it together over a cup of tea, giving you the concise headlines you need to know to feel confident and prepared.
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Thanks for listening!
Jenny & Amy.
Most Recent Episode
Tongue Tie - Episode 11
6 days ago
By popular request! Amy and Jen chat to Carmen Pagor (HV and IBCLC) about Tongue Tie.
We talk about assessment and spotting a tongue tie - it's a much more complex business than it might at first sight appear - as well as the differences for breast and bottle fed babies. We discuss the role of a HV in identifying possible tongue ties, supporting parents through decisions around whether 'to snip, or not to snip' as well as the vital follow-up care which is needed and why it is so important.
We learned a lot on this call (you can tell by our enlightened 'aaaaahhh!' noises throughout!) and we are sure you will too!
Thanks to Carmen for her input. Listeners can find Carmen at: www.facebook.com/beyondmilk
You can also find the tongue tie assessment tool by Alison Hazelbaker at the following link. It may help HVs identify some signs to look out for:
Thanks again for listening, as ever you can add your comments or suggestions to IamaHealthVisitor@gmail.com
Episodes of This Show
Dec 18 2017