Mother Breastfeeding Baby

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

The biggest gift to your child

As much as breastfeeding is a natural and entirely wonderful thing, it may not be straightforward experience - especially in the first weeks of your baby's life. I am here to support you on every step of your journey with kind, gentle and compassionate care. I am committed to providing you with the knowledge and encouragement you need to make your transition easier.

 

Breastfeeding creates a special bond between mum and her baby. And with the right preparation and support you can become breastfeeding diva.

I fell in love with breastfeeding ever since I had my first daughter. In 2005, when expecting my second daughter, I trained with La Leche League as a breastfeeding peer supporter. Over the years I have had the privilege to accompany hundreds of mama-baby dyads on their breastfeeding journeys. I learned alongside them and gained invaluable experience that enabled me to become IBCLC.

As IBCLC I can assist you with both simple and complex breastfeeding challenges and questions such as:

  • Adjusting to life with a newborn

  • Attachment and positioning

  • Baby wearing

  • Bottles

  • Breastfeeding without birthing

  • Breast refusal

  • Choosing a pump

  • Cleft lip / cleft palate

  • Colic

  • Colostrum harvesting

  • Cultural issues

  • Dealing with criticism

  • Dummies

  • Elimination patterns

  • Failure to thrive

  • Frequency of breastfeeding

  • Getting enough sleep

  • Golden hour

  • How lactogenesis works

  • How to tell baby is getting enough milk

  • How the birthing affects breastfeeding

  • Introducing solids

  • Low milk supply

  • Medications

  • Microbiome

  • Milk storage

  • Nipple confusion

  • Normal newborn behavior

  • Nursing during pregnancy

  • Nursing multiples

  • Nursing outside of the home

  • Nursing strikes

  • Oral assessment

  • Overactive letdown

  • Paced bottle feeding

  • Power pumping

  • Premature babies

  • Preparing to breastfeed

  • Pumping issues

  • Reduction and augmentation surgeries

  • Reflux

  • Relactation

  • Returning to work or school

  • Sick mother or baby

  • Skin to skin

  • Sore breasts – mastitis, plugged ducts, abcesses

  • Suckling difficulties

  • Sore nipples

  • Tandem nursing

  • Tongue tie assessment

  • Too much milk

  • Weaning, including night weaning

  • Yeast/thrush

 

If tongue tie seems to be the issue, I will signs post you to the local NHS services or private specialists.

I offer a 1-2-1 antenatal breastfeeding workshop in the comfort of your home or via zoom. I will explain how breastfeeding works, how to effectively prepare and set realistic expectations. We will try different breastfeeding positions and I will give you useful tips and tricks, and share helpful resources. I will teach you hand expressing which is invaluable skill mainly in the first few days and weeks with the new baby, and provide syringes for colostrum harvesting. I will be available for you via WhatsApp or email to answer all your questions until your baby arrives, and have one telephone consultation after the birth if needed.

£150/2hrs   (£100 up to 90min zoom)

 

 

Postnatal visits - I can come to see you at home or even in the hospital as soon as your baby is born or when you need me. During this initial consultation I will take a full history of baby's birth and breastfeeding so far as well as relevant pregnancy and your health information. I will watch the baby feed to see how is he/she doing and carry out oral assessment to establish if there are any issues in baby's tongue function. I can then help you with different positions, support you in achieving the optimal latch, and suggest solutions for any issues you may be dealing with. Together we will come up with a bespoke and doable plan to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. I will make sure I leave you feeling comfortable and confident. You will have 2 weeks of unlimited access to me via WhatsApp or email should you need further assistance.

£150/up to 90min

(£170 weekend and bank holidays)

 

Follow up visits £100/60min

Zoom £100/up to 90min   (follow up £50/30min)

 

You can also book a package of three visits:

1 antanatal + 1 full postnatal + 1 follow up   £380

1 zoom + 1 full postnatal + 1 follow up   £340

The quickest way to book a home visit is to call or text me directly on 07918479620.

If your query is not urgent or if you would like a quote for a bespoke package, you can send me an email and I will aim to respond within 24hrs.

All fees fot face to face visits are payable in cash, paypal or bank transfer on the day. Zoom sessions and packages need to be paid in advance and all sessions/visits used within 3 months. You can always reschedule free of charge, however please give as much notice as possible. 

 

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