I hear the breath catch in your throat, of course, it is you think! ⠀ But is it? I ask you.⠀You’ve read it in all the online info you accessed for your own #breastfeeding journey. ⠀You’ve read it in all the textbooks you used to study to help lactating parents. ⠀Yet this diagnostic indictor (redness)… Continue reading Redness is not a reliable sign of mastitis⠀
Honestly, with 5 years to think about reaching my goal to become an IBCLC, this bit has taken me by surprise! I studied for hours on end on the many permutations of human lactation, but I didn't consciously think about the world of business that I was joining! A world of marketing, adverting and business… Continue reading I didn’t really see that one coming!
Last week, I was talking with a friend and human I admire, about their internal wobbles surrounding sitting the Lactation Consultant exam. As I only sat the exam in October 2019, I remember these feelings well, right here, in the pit of my stomach. During our chat, the title of the blog appeared in my… Continue reading The job I hired myself for
If you want to know more of the when, how and why you might want to, check out this link from an NHS trust (direct PDF download). Here are some tried and tested tips for you.. Get the oxytocin flowing stroke, relax, time your time and roll fingers towards the nipple. Light touch, like a… Continue reading Antenatal Expression of Colostrum – some tips
Update March 2020 - many of these organisations will have an online offering, do still get in touch whilst physical groups are closed NHS provision NHS please ask your midwife/health visitor for the most up to date clinics. The flyers on this link are nessiasrily the most up to date. I will upload more as… Continue reading Feeding support in and around High Wycombe
I learnt the hard way round. . On these squares, you can be forgiven for thinking life is rosey in others worlds. It’s not common for health care professionals to share their personal stories, and I am calling time on that! . Breastfeeding my children was the hardest thing I have EVER done! I didn’t… Continue reading I didn’t know what I needed
Questions Can I drink wine when feeding? How do I know if I have mastitis if I don't have pink nipples of white breasts? ( I can't see a red mark on dark skin) Can you REALLY make breast milk if you are adopting a newborn and haven't had kid previously? How does it work? What to do when baby has tongue tie? What else about the physiology of a babies mouth can hinder breastfeeding / other issues?
Here are my top 6 sleep resources, good for parents and professionals alike. I use these often and found many of them helpful personally too. Is your favourite here? Sleep Websites Reasons why night waking is the biological norm by LLL Greast Britain Baby Sleep Information Scource (BASIS) - This website presents research evidence about… Continue reading 6 Sleep resources
(Blurr to protect confidentiality) Once we've agreed upon a date and time, I'll send you a previsit questionnaire. This makes sure I know a bit about you before I come also helps us both plan what we are going to cover. We start in your home, where you are comfortable and sessions last between 1-2… Continue reading What actually happens in a 1:1 session?
Did you notice the online chatter recently, about breastfeeding weeks and celebrations? If this is your first year as a breastfeeding parent, you might wonder what they are all about and why someone might go to an event about it. Breastfeeding used to be the unquestioned norm of feeding and raising babies but a few… Continue reading Why attend a breastfeeding event?