Breastfeeding takes us on a journey, as an IBCLC it is my role to support and empower you on that road. I am qualified to support many breastfeeding challenges, i can usually see you within 24-48 hours of initial phone consult. I visit you in your home, the initial consultation usually takes 1-2 hours exploring pregnancy and birthing history, exploring your breastfeeding concerns, thorough baby assessment (including oral assessment), discussing maternal mental health, your babys sensory needs and breastfeeding goals. Follow up appointments are individualised depending on the complexity of your breastdeeding concerns. I usually enourage atleast one follow up appointment so we can ensure we are working toward the same feeding goal. A treatment plan is sent within 24 hours, this is individualised to you and your babys physical and emotional needs. I encourage families to contact me at any time with any questions, concerns or simply for reassurance.
Breastfeeding isnt only about feeding your baby, i have adopted Gestalt Breastfeeding technique which sees the mother and baby as a unit, stimulating your babys innate feeding reflexes to breastfeed. Breastfeeding should always be a positive experience for both the mother and baby, we are often overwelmed with conflicting advice during the early days of breastfeeding. It is important parents receive consistent, evidence based support which empowers them on their unique journey.
If you want to know more information about my breastfeeding services please don't hesitate to contact me.