The majority of babies are born knowing how to suck, but occasionally need support with latching at the breast in order to effectively transfer milk. By carrying out a comprehensive breastfeeding assessment and pregnancy, birth, and medical history to help establish an individualized care plan to meet your needs.
During Pregnancy (Antenatal)
The Antenatal period is the ideal time to begin your breastfeeding journey. Preparation before the birth ensures that you are prepared with the knowledge and skills to maximise the chance of successful breastfeeding experience. This can be a virtual or home visit.
Topics covered include:
Benefit of breastfeeding
How to get off to a good start
Skin to skin contact
How breast milk is made
How to position and attach your baby to the breast effectively
Birth and its effect on breastfeeding
How to know your baby is hungry/satisfied
Hand expressing/mechanical expressing
Potential challenges and when to get help
After Your Baby is Born (Postnatal)
I can offer home or virtual consultation that would include:
A comprehensive breastfeeding assessment using a recognised tool
An infant oral anatomy and sucking assessment
Support with positioning and attachment
A personalised feeding plan
Expert advice on any breastfeeding questions you may have
Provide essential breastfeeding website links and support group information in your area
Agreed follow-ups regarding your personalised feeding needs
This visit usually lasts 60 -90 minutes.
£75 per consultation
Initial Home or Hospital Visit
This visit usually takes 90-120 minutes but will depend upon individual
requirements. This includes 6 weeks remote follow-up support.
£110 per consultation
Follow up Visit
If you have an unresolved or a new breastfeeding challenge you may opt for a follow-up face-to-face visit. This visit usually lasts 60 - 90 minutes
£55 for appointments up to 60 minutes and £70 for appointments between 60 and 90 minutes
Mileage is charged at 50p per mile for journeys in excess of 25 miles.
I would always prefer to visit you in person but I am aware that there are circumstances where this is not possible. If you have a problem or challenge that requires immediate help or if you live too far away for a visit.
£85 for 1.5 hour consultation, care plan, and follow-up support.
If you live in Birmingham, I can see you at the following clinic:
22 George Road,
B15 1 PJ
on selective days between 10am-5pm