• BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT •
Are you looking for Breastfeeding
Support & Information from a qualified & experienced Breastfeeding Specialist available 24 hrs a day?
You may just want some reassurance on what is normal, have your latch checked, want to know what you should do if you have sore nipples, or experiencing pain.
I can provide information on:
How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
Baby weight loss
Expressing colostrum antenatally &
after your baby is born
Expressing your milk via a pump or by hand,
Where to find your nearest:
- IBCLC &
- Tongue-tie, specialist
I can work in collaboration with your NHS Health Professionals,Local Breastfeeding Support Group, or IBCLC to ensure you are receiving optimum support & the right information.
I also provide Antenatal Breastfeeding Education Sessions, Face to face Breastfeeding support in your own home for Latch related issues.
I can also offer support via telephone
or Video Call with:
General breastfeeding queries,
Baby behaviour & sleep patterns
Weaning on to solids
Sustaining breastfeeding when
returning to work
Gentle solutions for weaning older babies & children from the breast.
• BREASTFEEDING & INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT VISTS •
As your Postnatal Doula, I can support you with one to one Breastfeeding support
in the privacy & comfort of
your own home.
I can be available to you directly after your baby is born, whether at home or in hospital for initiation of Breastfeeding.
I provide guidance & support to ensure breastfeeding is going well & is manageable.
Alternatively, I can access free support for you in the hospital by contacting the Infant Feeding Lead or a Peer Supporter
to assist you.
Whether I support you, directly after the birth, in the first few days or weeks, I listen & gently guide you to achieve your breastfeeding goals.
My one to one service can help with positioning & attachment as well as troubleshoot common issues to get you off to the best start.
I provide evidence-based information on common concerns such as milk supply & how you can tell if your baby is getting enough milk.
Breastfeeding support in the first few days is vital to establishing
& sustaining breastfeeding.
I can give information & support with:
Paced & Responsive feeding
techniques with bottles & how to safely prepare & store Formula.
Alongside qualified, experienced
evidence-based support & information, Breastfeeding is more likely to be
successful when a new mother is
supported by those closest to her.
I can help:
You, your partner & family
understand how breastfeeding works
What is normal newborn behaviour
Where to get specialised help.
Help build your network of free support
That can provide face to face local breastfeeding support
Local Baby meet up groups
Recommended Breastfeeding Support Facebook Groups
National charitable organisations that can support you via phone or online
• BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PACKAGES •
• Breastfeeding Support Packages •
One to One Breastfeeding Support Sessions
Telephone/Video Call Support
• Up to 45 mins • Pre arrange a time •
• Book up to 24hrs in advance•
+ Referral to IBCLC if required
• MY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT TRAINING & EXPERIENCE •
It is so important that the Breastfeeding Support
you receive is given by a qualified & experienced
who not only undertakes regular continued & updated training but is also connected
to a network of other Breastfeeding
specialists & regularly involved in a community
of supporting breastfeeding mothers.
Unfortunately not all GP's Paediatricians or Midwives have specific training in Lactation & Breastfeeding support, meaning new mothers are given a lot of conflicting & outdated information.
To make sure you are receiving the right support, you can find out who the different
types of Breastfeeding Specialists are here
I have given details of my training & many years of experience below & compared to the above link
Peer Supporter, NHS Unicef Trained Peer Supporter & NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor. (BFC).
I am currently working towards the 4th (IBCLC). This is the gold standard in Breastfeeding Support & Training & includes specialist extensive training
& strict criteria to sit the exam.
It means once qualified an IBCLC is already
highly experienced in supporting mothers with
complex problems such as tongue-tie
as well as common issues.
You can read more about IBCLC's here.
My Breastfeeding support experience spans 29 years, first as an NCT Peer Supporter then as an NCT BFC both at Central London NHS & Private Maternity Hospitals.
I have also supported mothers in my roles as a Private Nanny & Maternity Nurse, a Registered
Childminder & as an NHS Peer Support volunteer in Children Centre's & in my local community.
Alongside my BFC training, I've regularly updated my BFC knowledge with further training from the NCT & continued professional development within
the NHS. My Doula Training Course also included an in-depth Breastfeeding Support Module.
I am insured & to ensure I am always giving quality support I work alongside (IBCLC) Lactation Consultants & diligently use credible sources for the latest up to date evidence-based
Breastfeeding information. I regularly attend Breastfeeding Seminars, Conferences & Study
Days for Continued Professional Development.