Gentle Births and Beyond 

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Breastfeeding Support 

Breastfeeding is the most natural and instinctive way to feed your baby, yet so complex. Sometimes no matter how many books you read or breastfeeding classes you attend prior to the birth of your baby, breastfeeding does not always get off to the best start! There are an array of reasons for why this may be, and instead of being a peaceful and enjoyable time spent feeding and bonding with your newborn it can end up being extremely stressful. Receiving support immediately after birth and in the initial postnatal period, can help to reduce and/or eliminate many of the breastfeeding problems commonly faced by new mothers. Breastfeeding should be a pleasant experience, and I can fully support you in achieving this.  

Initial breastfeeding support: Breastfeeding support from birth until established feeding, or increased confidence in mum. Supporting you to establish correct positioning and attachment from the onset and advise you on signs to observe that your baby is feeding well. The first consultation is usually a minimum of 4 hours to capture more than one feeding session, and to adequately advice you on what to expect over the next few days and nights with your new baby. 

Complex feeding support: If you are facing difficulties with feeding, I can visit to support and endeavour to find solutions to the situation/s you are experiencing. A unique feeding plan is devised to support you through and get feeding onto the right track, hopefully eliminating any stress and restoring your confidence in breastfeeding.

Video call consultation: Whether an initial consultation or a follow up consultation, a video call may be all that you need to support you on your breastfeeding journey. Slight tweaks to positioning and attachment can be identified and adjusted during the call to improve latch techniques, thus improving breastfeeding overall. Your queries and concerns can be discussed and a feeding plan devised to support you in feeding your baby. More complex feeding concerns may require a face to face consultation. 

Frequency and length of visits are flexible according to your individual needs.