A little about me...
I became a Midwife because I wanted to improve the care of women and their families. Seeing the positive impact that excellent Midwifery care has upon the health, happiness and wellbeing of women and their newborns is a privilege I still cherish, some ten years on since I was first present at a birth.
From that moment I've supported many mums - both first timers and otherwise - to breastfeed their lovely new babies. I've seen how much of a challenge this can be amid all the stress of early parenthood and often conflicting feeding advice. I've seen mothers consider stopping breastfeeding when, despite all their best endeavours, they have experienced pain or when it just doesn't seem to be working for them. This may be how you're feeling right now.
This is where I'd love to help. I bring a patient and creative approach to breastfeeding support, along with ten years' experience in helping mums to find a way to breastfeed their baby that works for them. So, whatever your worries or your frustrations, get in touch to talk through which of my consultation services may provide the most appropriate support for your unique needs.
I continue to work as a Midwife for the NHS, with the role of Infant Feeding Co-ordinator across one of London's largest NHS Trusts. This means I stay fully up-to-date clinically while being able to spread practice in breastfeeding support across my Trust.
I'm fully insured through Holistic Insurance and offer private consultations as an accredited IBCLC.
Preparation is key.
Many clients prefer to meet during their pregnancy, usually between 34 and 38 weeks to prepare for Breastfeeding.
Consultations are usually around two hours and can be used to discuss expectations, write a feeding plan and to learn how to hand express.
Visits at home in the early days can help to get breastfeeding off to the best start.
A two hour consultation is usually enough time to discuss the birth, current feeding problems and set you back on track.
Unsure where to start with introducing solids? Then this is for you.
A two hour weaning session at your home, available for groups of four to eight mothers, to debunk the myths around weaning and discuss practical advice. These sessions are Ideally booked for when babies are four to six months old.