While there are many breastfeeding support titles and roles (PDF download), an IBCLC, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is the only regulated role, which ensures a basic standard of skill and practice. An IBCLC can offer basic emotional support and help with adjusting to the early days, gauging what might be expected behaviour from a baby to what might be concerning, but can also help in the more complex clinic situations.
Like any profession, IBCLCs have different areas of specialised interest, if you would like to know more about mine, you can read my about me page. Or if you know that I’m the IBCLC for you, you can BOOK HERE.
Below is a bit about the various feeding consultations I offer.
£70 for 1 hour
Video calls are great for when you are located out of my area of travel, or if you would like some quick reassurance and don’t need a face to face consultation. There are a range of video apps that I am happy to use, so I leave this up to the person booking. Book Now
Antenatal Breastfeeding Consultation
£85 for 1 hour
Prepare to embark on one of the most rewarding journeys you can experience. Get the knowledge and support you will need in advance, so that you may be more informed about what to expect, how to make educated choices, and how to overcome difficulties in the early days.
If you have any issues that may be concerning you with regards to how they may impact your breastfeeding journey (i.e. cesarean, diabetes, flat/inverted nipples, etc.), then we can discuss those and map a plan for how to manage any challenges that may arise as a result. Book Now
In-home Breastfeeding Consultation
£120 for 1.5 hours
A breastfeeding support consultation allows us time to go through any issues and concerns you may be having. It includes:
- a full maternal and Infant health history
- maternal breast assessment
- infant oral anatomy and sucking assessment
- latching & positioning assistance
- tools and tips to help you breastfeed more easily
- craniosacral therapy if we think it will benefit baby
- assessment of milk intake
- full discussion and evaluation of any concerns you may have or problems you may be experiencing
- development of a care plan going forward (considerate of your personal goals and family circumstances)
- follow up phone calls*
- any required documentation & communication with primary health care provider
Clinic Breastfeeding Consultation
£100 for 1.5 hours (Fridays only)
This is the same as the In-home consultation, however it takes place at my clinic address at The Old Post Office, Newport Road, Chicheley, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JE. You can park at The Chester Arms across the road, or on the drive by the red post box. This venue can not accommodate pushchairs. Book Now
Follow-up Breastfeeding Consultation
£85 for 1 hour
This appointment is to revisit previous feeding care plans and to update the care path based on developments since the initial in-home/at-clinic breastfeeding support consultation.
All first bookings must be a breastfeeding support consultation to incorporate time for full maternal/infant history and assessments. Book Now
Breastfeeding and Older Baby/Child Consultation
£85 for 1 hour
There are many reasons why a breastfeeding dyad may want to continue past a year, two, three, or longer… What are the reasons for doing this? Is it causing bad habits? Is it harming the child in some way? Will they ever sleep through the night? Or do I need to encourage weaning? These are all valid concerns that many parents have about continuing to breastfeed.
This consultation gives you an opportunity to address concerns you may have, and we can look at information available to us, so that you may be able to make a more informed decision about whether you’d like to carry on, or how you might be able to gently wean your little one from the breast. I am happy to have additional family members present for these consultations, as it can sometimes be informative for grandparents, aunts/uncles, when they are in a position to support the breast/chestfeeding parent. Book Now
Packages, Offers & Vouchers
I regularly update my system with packages and offers to provide discounts on some of my services. These make great gifts for an expectant parent or for a new family. Check out what I currently have on offer here.