What does a breastfeeding counsellor do?

A breastfeeding counsellor is someone who is trained to support you as you breastfeed. We advise on latch and technique, give you support if you have concerns and things aren’t as smooth as you think they should be.

I offer preparation for breastfeeding classes which are a really useful way to get you prepared. Offered towards the end of pregnancy you learn how to prepare for success from the moment the baby is born, what to expect in the first few days and information to help you understand the benefits, how to understand your baby’s cues and give the confidence that you are supported.

Equipment when Breastfeeding

Now it you may be thinking that all you’ll need is boobs and a baby to breastfeed.  Whilst you are essentially correct there are some

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Cluster feeding and growth spurts

So breastfeeding is going ok, its been a few weeks and you are feeling pretty confident. Then BOOM baby is feeding all the time, the

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Breastfeeding the prem baby

Having a baby early is worrying. They are small and need help. For many parents this can be a time of extreme worry and powerlessness.

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Sore Nipples

If this happens to you then it can be a real discouraging thing.  Some of the causes are listed below.  Try the hints listed but

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Breastfeeding guidelines

Here is a handy little chart for what to expect in the first few weeks. It’s good to be prepared and will help you know

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And how about the baby?

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Baby Body Language

As you know your baby can’t speak so looking at their body language and learning their cues is the best way to understand them. Look

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Check out the Poo!

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Breastfeeding Terminology

Colostrum This is the first milk that your breasts produce. You start making this when you are pregnant and it can start leaking before the

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Quick Trouble Shooting Guide

Things that can happen and what to do! Baby is suddenly eating a lot: It could well be that you feel that you have everything

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Pumping

Top tips for establishing milk supply with a pump. Frequency There really is no better way to get a full supply than to pump frequently;

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Flat Nipples

How can I tell if my nipples are flat or inverted? Just looking at the breast often won’t tell you the answer. Instead, you can

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Cluster Feeding

Cluster Feeding Cluster feeding is when babies eat really frequently. It is perfectly normal and even expected with a breastfed baby. Breastfed babies eat very

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Get help immediately if…..

Please contact your doctor or breast-feeding counsellor immediately if you or the baby have any of the following symptoms:- If the baby won’t go to

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Diet when you’re breastfeeding

There are very few restrictions on the breastfeeding women – excellent news! It is generally recommended that you consume an extra 500 calories a day.

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Breastfeeding positions

 Positions Let’s look at these popular positions that are useful for the first few weeks. The Crossover or Cradle Hold If you are feeding with

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How to breastfeed.

Like anything breastfeeding works when you are comfortable so make sure that your back is supported, your phone in reach, the tv control is accessible,

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How will I know they’re hungry?

How will I know they’re hungry? This is probably the most common question I get asked. Well you’ll start to notice a pattern appearing in

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Planning for breastfeeding

If you want to breastfeed then there are things that can be done before your baby arrives to make things easier for you. In the

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding – an introduction

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Fatherhood and Breastfeeding

How fathers can support partners in their breastfeeding journey.

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