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The Breastfeeding Doctor Dr. Sharon Silberstein Medical Doctor, IBCLC & Tongue Tie Specialist
The Breastfeeding Doctor   Dr. Sharon Silberstein Medical Doctor, IBCLC & Tongue Tie Specialist 

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''I can not thank Dr. Silberstein enough for her speed of response when I found her tongue tie services via a Facebook support group during Covid lockdown. Within hours she’d responded and booked me in the next day - very much appreciated when my baby was 5 weeks and I was starting to dread every feed!

The procedure itself was quick and easy and her team took great care of us from the moment we walked in the door. There was instant improvement in my sons latch and my pain virtually disappeared - my only regret is not going sooner!


Sharon diligently followed up over the next few days and all has gone well, I don’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing tongue tie support."

 

 

'Dr Silberstein came highly recommended so I didn’t hesitate to approach her straight away when I learnt my newborn had a tongue tie. She was easily contacted and had brilliant availability. It was clear that she had an appreciation of the urgency of the procedure in order to establish successful breastfeeding. This was hugely appreciated, as a mother whose strong wish it was to breastfeed exclusively. 

Dr. Silberstein was warm, friendly and knowledgable, giving us time to talk about the procedure and feeding. My 3 day old did not even cry during the procedure! She ensured we established a good latch afterwards and invited further contact if needed. Importantly, she supported me to feel confident feeding my baby in those uncertain first few days and I will therefore always remember and be grateful for her input.'

 

 

 

'Sharon saw us in January 2020 when our youngest daughter was 2 days old. My husband rung her from hospital and she was able to give us an appointment the very next day.
She was incredibly welcoming, knowledgeable and professional, taking the time to diagnose our daughter’s tongue tie and explain to us through photos. I had total confidence in her undertaking the procedure to cut the tie, even though it was a tricky one and took a while to divide.
I also really appreciated that she didn’t rush us out after the procedure. Rather she made sure my daughter was latching on both breasts and observed her feeding.
I am very grateful Sharon for her help, particularly for the speed with which she saw us which is so critical for establishing successful breastfeeding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to others.'

 

 

 

'Dear Sharon
 
You cut my son's tongue tie when he was three weeks old. At his 14 day check-in he had not regained his birth weight and was put on a 'feeding plan' by the community mid-wife; she also advised getting his tongue tie cut. Cordelia Uys recommended we contact you. You fitted us into your diary the next working day.
 
When we met I was extremely stressed and exhausted from the pumping and topping up advised by the midwife. You cut my son's tongue tie with no fuss - he hardly cried and fed immediately. You then took the time to watch him feed, adjust the latch, suggest different feeding positions and encourage me. He is now 17 weeks, exclusive breast fed and thriving, his tongue tie division healed extremely fast and there is no visible scar tissue.
 
Your care was of the highest standard and your amazing 'bedside' manner gave me the confidence I needed to get through the first few weeks of breast feeding (I now have no intention of stopping any time soon). I would whole heartedly recommend you to a friend with confidence.'

 

 

 

"I first saw Dr Silberstein on 23rd July 2019 with my 10 week old son who had been diagnosed with recurrent thrush (and myself) and feeding had been uncomfortable due to a shallow latch. She was immediately reassuring and calm in her approach and very quickly diagnosed him with a posterior tongue tie. Due to his good weight gain, she acknowledged that the tongue tie clearly wasn't affecting his feeding, but the level of discomfort for me was an issue. Additionally, the thrush in fact was a misdiagnosis and also due to the tongue tie. Having his tie cut was very much an optional thing (due to his weight gain - it wasn't preventing his milk transfer) and she was able to talk through the pros and cons of both doing it and leaving it, drawing on her own experiences which was really useful to me. She was neither pushy nor indifferent, and being a breastfeeding expert she was able to suggest some ways to improve his latch which was an unexpected bonus. I left her with lots of information to make an informed decision myself and after discussing with my husband, returned a week later to have my son's tongue tie cut. Although obviously the experience wasn't a good one for a mother, Sharon was at all times reassuring and totally unbiased in her advice and manner and the procedure itself was so quick, and then I was able to feed my son immediately. Sharon called on me after the appointment to check everything was ok which I really appreciated, and in fact, I went on to breastfeed my son for a year - totally surpassing my expectations! I have since recommended her to family and friends and would do so again.'

 

 

'Dr. Silberstein is an exceedingly kind, conscientious, and thorough doctor. She was incredibly supportive of my desire to continue breastfeeding and asked me so many thoughtful questions about my journey thus far. It really helped to know she was getting a detailed picture of my challenges, while at the same time offering so much reassurance for all of the things I already had tried, albeit with only moderate success. When it was determined that I had tried every other strategy for the previous few months, she helped me to find the perfect dose of domperidone so that I am able to happily breastfeed my little girl while experiencing zero side effects. I recommend her to everyone I know!'

 

 

 

Dr. Silberstein came to the rescue when my baby was slow to gain weight and did not seem satisfied at the breast. She diagnosed a posterior tongue tie and was able to treat it at short notice. Unfortunately, my milk supply (and baby's weight) had already dropped to the point where it was impossible to get it back; however, Dr. Silberstein helped to increase the amount of breastmilk the baby got and gave some excellent advice about mixed feeding and how to make the best of the situation. She went above and beyond with her follow up support; without her I do not think I would still be breastfeeding my baby, all these weeks on!'

 

'Thank you so much for the care you took with us when identifying and dealing with Wilbur’s tongue tie.  I was so nervous about the appointment, but you were very calm and reassuring.  I didn’t want to be in the room but appreciated that you called me back in immediately after to get Wilbur to feed straight away and to help with his latch.  We have now reached 8.5 months of breastfeeding and though it hasn’t been an easy journey, i know that the tongue tie divide made a huge difference within days of the procedure.   I have since recommended you to lots of friends because we really valued your manner, approach and knowledge making this whole experience as stress free as possible.'

 

 

'Sharon supported me to continue breastfeeding when my 3 month old baby's weight gain faltered. We introduced an SNS, which I used with donor breast milk to maintain breastfeeding until solids were well established. My son is now 20 months old and we are still breastfeeding. 

Sharon was supportive and sympathetic, well informed and generous with her time. I recommend her to everyone. I owe her a lot.' 

 

 

'I am so lucky that it was recommended that I visit Dr Sharon Silberstein's clinic. My daughter was born with a posterior tongue tie, which I noticed immediately after she was born. I was in the fortunate position of knowing what to look out for prior to her birth. When she was born it was immediately obvious that my daughter could not open her mouth far enough, and her feeding was so inefficient she gave me blood blisters on both my nipples within 12 hours of being born. I lost over a pint of blood in the c-section and my milk did not come in properly, which combined with her tongue tie was a bad combination. After 5 days in the hospital I was exhausted and my daughter had to be given formula as she was dehydrated enough to cause her sodium levels in her blood to worry her doctor, and she was on the borderline for needing jaundice treatment. Pumping was fruitless as my supply was so delayed (I tried regardless). 

 
We went to visit Sharon after her tongue tie was confirmed by a IBCLC. I felt immediately in safe hands, and after being emotionally and physically exhausted from round the clock pumping as my daughter could not feed properly, suffering agony every time we tried breastfeeding and a traumatic c-section it was a huge relief. Sharon divided my daughter's tongue tie and the difference in her feeding was immediate - the pain was completely gone! Sharon was calm, assured and explained what was happening every step of the way. It was such a relief.
 
I ended up with significant supply issues due to the combination of having to top up, my blood loss and subsequent delayed recovery. Sharon was able to guide me through this and prescribed me domperidone, which really helped boost my supply. I never managed to exclusively breastfeed - when I attempted to do so after gradually building it up over weeks my daughter stopped gaining weight and was so fussy that it was easy to see that she was hungry. But I was able to reach a place where she was effectively combination fed. Considering our start this was a huge achievement for us. Unfortunately, her tongue tie returned and it needed redividing. Sharon was able to do this and again I felt in safe hands the whole way. 
 
I have no hesitation in recommending that anyone struggling with breastfeeding, especially with a tongue tie, should go and see Sharon. She is knowledgeable, professional and caring. Her additional help with boosting my supply with domperidone also helped save my breastfeeding journey. Thank you so much Sharon!'

 

 

 

 

'Thank you. You were supportive whilst being realistic and non-judgemental. I am so grateful to your help - I recently calculated that thanks to the part time breastfeeding which I have suggested as per your recommendation, I am giving the baby close to a litre of breastmilk a week; pretty good considering I was close to giving up altogether!'

 

 

'Sharon has a wonderful natural ability to make you feel at ease and get to the core of the problem. She is flexible and genuinely concerned and gives great care inter-personally and medically'

 

 

'Sharon was brilliant and kept us very calm and confident. We would definitely  recommend her'

 

 

'Highly recommend! Super reassuring, supportive and helpful.'

 

 

'Dr. Silberstein made me feel much more confident in breastfeeding and rugby ball latch. Thank you!'

 

 

'Sharon is calm, understanding, pleasant and obviously knows what she is doing. She made time for a follow up and did a thorough check and kept in touch. Excellent service'

 

 

"Sharon has been a real lifesaver in the past 10 days since my baby has been born. She released her tongue tie the day after her birth and the support and care afterwards have been fantastic. Her caring, calm and understanding energy and nature has really put us at ease. She is always available to answer any questions we have. I'd recommend her any day.''

Talia

 

''We came to Sharon after a personal recommendation, after 3 weeks of difficulty feeding with a previously diagnosed posterior tongue tie. She took a fully history, listened carefully to our concerns and needs. She was very calming and considerate of our feelings too.
We felt very relaxed when Sharon examined our baby and divided her tongue tie. She gave us lots of helpful information on feeding too and help with latching.
Sharon is personable, friendly, professional and very trustworthy.
I would not hesitate to recommend her and have already to two friends in similar positions.
Our baby is now thriving and growing on breast milk only!''
Thanks

Laura 

 

"Sharon helped our baby girl with the frenotomy. She came home, she was very professional and very efficient.  Sharon explained in detail the procedure and she did it very quickly. Everything went seamless. After that I put the baby to the breast and Sharon observed the positioning and gave advice on how to improve it. Few days after the procedure,  the baby's feeding improved tremendously. Sharon checked regularly after the procedure of how the feeding is going and how is the baby doing. Sharon was very kind and she helped us even after the procedure when both me and my baby developed thrush. She gave us some advice on how to treat it and in few days we were both pain free and feeding well. I found Sharon very knowledgeable,  extremely helpful,  she went extra miles to help us and I am very grateful for her services. I would definitely recommend her to anyone”
Elena

 

"I wanted to say how thankful I am for all your help with the baby. I really appreciate so much that you opened your door to me. You helped me way beyond for someone you didn't even know.

Lauren

"Sharon Silberstein was so helpful when we had our little girl. She diagnosed a tongue tie that everyone else had missed that allowed us to continue breastfeeding. Thanks to Sharon we are still breastfeeding six months on!"

Gemma G.

"Sharon performed two Tongue Tie releases on my little girl. She was professional, understanding and caring and really put my mind at ease. I especially appreciated the follow up support she provided, regularly checking in on us and answering any questions I had. She made an uncomfortable and rather frightening experience much easier for me. Thanks so much Sharon.

Chantal

"Sharon, thank you so much for your support during my early breastfeeding days. L. is great and me too, even after a year. Your visits and over the phone support were a great deal of help to me... Thank you!!! I will always cherish you and the most needed help you gave me."

Vered C.

"I met with Sharon before having a second baby and she was very understanding and empathetic, as we discussed my difficulties with breastfeeding my first child. After the dellivery she was by my side every day, sometimes checking on me more then once a day. Sharon is a very professional, dedicated and warm person. She also became a friend."

Simona R.

"Sharon helped me when my baby was only a few days old and struggling to feed properly. She diagnosed posterior tongue tie when all the other medical professionals had missed it and helped to ensure we got the right help. If it wasn't for her, I probably would have given up breastfeeding."

Alicia G.

"Sharon helped me so much when I had my baby, she was the most amazing support, 8 months on and I'm still feeding, totally recommend."

Carly K.

"Sharon is an incredible woman. She literally saved me! 3 days after giving birth I was in lots of pain and a friend recommended Sharon, I immediately called her and the next morning she visited me at home. She advised and taught me many tips and thanks to her I'm still nursing my 9 month old. Highly recommend."

Dorin F.

"Sharon was great finding the time and coming to help when it was most needed with a newborn. She correctly diagnosed a tongue tie with my baby. Sharon was so supportive and patient and sat and helped with getting started with breastfeeding my newborn baby."

Hedi S.

"Sharon was really fabulous with my baby! She correctly diagnosed  him with tongue tie, even before seeing him! She did her best to ensure he was seen at the Royal Free tongue tie clinic as soon as possible!

I would definitely recommend Sharon for her efficient, warm & caring service!."

Sarah C.

"I was finding breastfeeding a bit challenging as my baby had tongue tie. Sharon was very friendly and made me feel at ease as we tried various positions. It was very helpful to learn different positions and Sharon took a genuine interest to follow up to see how i was getting on. Thank you! 

Lauren L.

"We absolutely loved your lesson, we thought it was informative  and positive, we felt safe and secure with you. We saw the depth of your knowledge and we are looking forward to breastfeeding!!."

Participants in the Antenatal Breastfeeding Class

"Sharon supported me through breastfeeding when my baby was underweight and I was under pressure to supplement her feeds with formula.  Sharon was calm, kind and professional.  She gave practical advice, helpful suggestions and offered a listening ear.  Thanks to her support, I was able to breastfeed my baby until she was 16 months old."

Aviva L.

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