• 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, 

  • Fussy baby

  • Colic

  • Milk allergy

  • Tongue-tie,

  • 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,

  • Establishing breastfeeding

  • Baby behaviour & sleep patterns 

  • Expressing

  • Weaning on to solids

  • Sustaining breastfeeding when 

       returning to work

  • Gentle solutions for weaning older babies & children from the breast. 

 

 

 

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 DAY & WEEKS IS VITAL

TO ESTABLISHING & SUSTAINING BREASTFEEDING

0e59cdb01b6b27d3_breast.xxxlarge_2x.jpg

I can give information & support with:

  • Mixed Feeding,

  • Exclusive Pumping 

  • Formula Feeding.

       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

You can book my stand-alone Breastfeeding Support Service or inclusive with my Postnatal Doula Service.

One to One Breastfeeding Support Sessions

PACKAGE 1 

Telephone/Video Call Support

 

• Up to 45 mins •  Pre arrange a time •

• Book up to 24hrs in advance• 

+ Referral to IBCLC if required

£30.00

1485140172-5866a463150000230091687c_edit

 PACKAGE 

 Full Feeding Assessment

in your own home

With IBCLC'S (Lactation Consultant's) 

From Nutrition & Nurture

Consultation - Up To 2HRS

+ Follow up

£75.00

IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT YOUR RECEIVE IS GIVEN BY A QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED BREASTFEEDING SPECIALIST

s-l300_edited.jpg
The%20Birth%20Doula%20Cheshire-2_edited.

, first as an NCT Trained

Peer Supporter then as an NCT

Breastfeeding Counsellor 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 Trained Breast-feeding Peer Support volunteer in Children Centre's & 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.​

I always follow UNICEF,  World Health OrganisationNational Institute for Health Care & Excellence 

guidelines, The Baby-Friendly

 Initiative  & Doula UK Policies. 

MY BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT EXPERIENCE SPANS 30 YEARS

 

who not only undertakes regular continued & updated training but is also connected to a network of other Breastfeeding specialists & regularly involved in a communityof 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 you can see that I have undertaken 3 of the 4 specialist roles, National Childbirth Trust (NCT) 

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.

• BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT • INFANT FEEDING SUPPORT & GUIDANCE •

Peaceful loving young African mother sit

 - SUPPORT - 

Doula UK Approved Doula Course
The course covered in-depth study of Childbirth, Breastfeeding Support & Parenting Education. Emotional & Practical Support, 
 
How to prepare Parents for Labour Birth & the Postnatal Period alongside Maternity Services 
Information Knowledge was combined with hands-on skills of supporting families before, during & after childbirth.
Practical knowledge on setting up
& running your Doula Business
* I hold a current DBS &
I am insured with Morton Michel
nct LOGO.png
NCT Continued Professional Training
1992 - 1998
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor
Training Updates
Regular Continued Professional Training updates for NCT Breastfeeding Counselling
 Information & skills 
Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust 
2010
Unicef Breastfeeding
Peer Support Training 
3 Day Course to update my skills & enable me to give
Breastfeeding support at Local Children's Centres
& in the Community
nct LOGO.png
National Childbirth Trust London 1990
12 Week Course training to support new mothers with basic Breastfeeding issues under supervision. Referring complex issues to a specialist.
A Mother breastfeeding her little baby b
nct LOGO.png
National Childbirth Trust London 1990 - 91
1 Year Course of in-depth study & training to support new mothers with common breastfeeding problems. 
Consulting & referring to further professional information as needed. Supervision & Regular Continued 
Professional Training updating Information & skills within NCT