We offer a private visit in the comfort of your own home, at a time to suit you.
Our aim during a visit is to give you the opportunity to explore and discuss what’s been happening for you and your baby. We can then work together to address practical issues and help you to set realistic expectations of your baby and yourself. We will answer any questions you have throughout our time together. Our goal is to leave you feeling more confident and better able to navigate your way through the jungle of conflicting information, which so many new parents find themselves lost in. We will leave you with a plan and strategies for a way forward, so that you can better achieve your breastfeeding and mothering goals.
Initial visits usually last 90 minutes. This allows time to find out what’s been happening for your new family, talk about what you’d like to achieve and work on this together. At the end of the visit we will agree a feeding plan for moving forward.
Subsequent visits offer an opportunity to review how the feeding plan has been working for you both, and to discuss any further options that you would like to explore or additional questions that you might have. These can be arranged directly with your Lactation Consultant.
Telephone and videocall consultations
If you would prefer a telephone discussion about your current situation, or are too far away for us to visit, we are sometimes able to offer consultations by telephone or videocall (Skype, FaceTime, Whatsapp etc).
These are charged at an initial £40 for up to 30 minutes and £17.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. We request that an initial payment of £40 is made prior to the consultation.
Antenatal breastfeeding information
We also offer private breastfeeding information sessions, prior to the birth of your baby, at a location of your choice.
The information can be completely tailored to suit your circumstances. So, whether you’re a first time mother, expecting twins, have older children to cope with or need an opportunity to work through a previous experience, then such a session may be helpful.
It also means that we can get to know each other and you can feel confident calling us for support after your baby arrives.
Tongue Tie information
Our IBCLCs can support families who suspect their baby is tongue tied by performing an oral assessment and referring to local tongue tie clinic pathways. We do not offer the tongue tie division procedure.
In most cases, your IBCLC can help with strategies to improve feeding effectiveness and comfort; and support your milk supply. These are important alongside any treatment for tongue tie.
NICE Guidance is that skilled breastfeeding management is an integral part of any treatment for tongue tie https://www.nice.org.uk/