BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT UK
Looking for breastfeeding support in the UK? Want to increase your supply? Is baby struggling to latch? Are you experiencing pain?
Being prepared for breastfeeding is a lot more than learning the technical basics, like many antenatal services might lead you to believe. It’s often a very emotional journey, which requires guidance, support and feeling safe enough to discuss setbacks and difficulties. Our experts specialise in offering emotional and physical support for basic and complex breastfeeding challenges. Women often come to see us to increase supply, improve latch, reduce pain, or just to learn more!
We have all the services you need to help you in your breastfeeding journey. Book your breastfeeding or lactation consultant appointment today!
OUR BREASTFEEDING CONSULTANTS
I am passionate about supporting mothers and babies to learn and enjoy breastfeeding.– Ruth Fromrow, IBCLC Lactation consultant, Guildford
WHAT CAN WE HELP YOU WITH?
You need support with breastfeeding, as learning a new skill can feel like a struggle. You know your breastfeeding issues can be managed with the support of experienced lactation consultants but you are not sure where to go for help? Worried about your breastfeeding journey, why not book in an education session, prior to birth so you can start out fully prepared.
Cracked nipples? Experiencing pain during or after feeds? Pain during breastfeeding can be disheartening. You might feel like avoiding feeds, or even feel low due to the pain. The good news is that with expert support, our specialists can diagnose and fix pain related issues, whether simple or complex. Book our breastfeeding consultation and reduce your pain whilst breastfeeding, today!
Low supply? Wondering how to increase your supply safely and effectively? Our IBCLCs are experienced in supporting you increase your supply, with evidence based advice and help. Our experts are trained to the highest level, and can support you through what can feel like an emotionally turbulent time. Whether your issue is simple or complex, we can help.
Worried about your baby’s latch? Wonder if a difficult latch is associated with your pain or low supply? We don’t stick to textbook definitions; instead we work with you to ascertain if the latch is comfortable and effective for you and your baby. If the answer to either of these questions is no, we can help you.
TONGUE TIE CUTTING
Worried about tongue-tie? Notice difficulty latching? Is your baby unsettled during feeds? Tongue-tie is simply when the frenulum, or string of tissue between your baby’s tongue and floor of their mouth, is too short. It can cause troubles with breastfeeding as your baby might find it harder to move their tongue freely, to latch. Some of our experts can diagnose and cut tongue-tie.
We have a range of locations across the UK, with home breastfeeding visits across the counties. Session costs are in the region of £80-100 for the postnatal breastfeeding visit, and £150 for tongue-tie division. We can generally visit you within 24 hours of the initial enquiry, and offer a follow up plan for ongoing support.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Ideally after 36 weeks, a face to face consultation takes place in the comfort of your own home. We will explore breastfeeding and discuss any concerns you may have. We will present up to date evidence based information and then we will go through the art of hand expressing and antenatal collection of colostrum. Alongside this we offer breastfeeding education. You are welcome to access on going email support as agreed.
A face to face consultation takes place in the comfort of your own home. It usually lasts around an hour and includes an oral assessment of baby for tongue-tie and function. We will observe a feed from start to finish and undertake to problem solve your breastfeeding problems with you and agree on a plan of action. You are then emailed a summary of our consultation and are welcome to access on-going email support as required.
We can usually schedule your visit to be within 24 hours of contact.
Our breastfeeding groups and breastfeeding cafes in the UK also offer drop in support, which aims to support breastfeeding families. A qualified lactation consultant is available most weeks.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ
I owe so much to Kirsty for all the help and support during my BF journey. Her passion, experience and expertise in BF is phenomenal. At my weakest points and wanting to give up she was there and got me through and I couldn’t have done it without her! I just can’t speak highly enough of Kirsty. Baby is now 9 months and has been a true boobie monster thanks to Kirsty.
I have learnt that knowledge is key when it comes to powering through all the hurdles that breastfeeding throws at you and this is why she has been such a positive influence to my breastfeeding journey. She has a wealth of experience from being a mother, foster carer, midwife, health visitor, lactation consultant and tongue-tie diagnosis expert!
Ruth is an extremely knowledgeable and very kind lady. If you are having struggles with breastfeeding I would highly recommend getting some support from her. She is warm, gentle and with her many years of experience and training she will be able to give you the best information and guidance to get through and successfully breastfeed.
For expert breastfeeding support from experienced lactation consultants in the UK, get in contact with our team. All our experts are International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC) Consultants and are ready to answer your questions. With sessions generally scheduled within 24 hours, we are ready to help you with your breastfeeding journey today!