I am an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor (I started training in 1998 and qualified in 2002) as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and member of LCGB.
I firmly believe that breastfeeding should be a pleasurable and rewarding experience for both mum and baby. Most things that get in the way of that can be helped with skilled support, so I am more than happy to listen to your concerns and help you find a path that works for you and your baby. It is your path, I will not tell you what to do, or insist that you continue to do anything that is making you unhappy, my role is to help you find a solution that works for you, and that achieves the results you want, helping you to feel supported and empowered in your choices. I strive to make sure that all information I give reflects the best available evidence and I have a large library of resources covering the whole spectrum of parenting opinion. Anyone is free to come and look through it to find those resources that best suit your personal beliefs.
You don’t have to be a doula client to access my support with breastfeeding. As an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor I am available to you by phone, email and face to face for help, information and support with all infant feeding issues. This service is provided to parents, grandparents and anyone else who needs information and support by the NCT and you don’t even need to be a member, although joining and donating to NCT does help to provide training and ensures our support services are available to future generations of parents!
Call or email me and I will do my best to help you, what ever your question or concern.
NCT Helpline 0300 330 0700
For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy,
birth and early parenthood including help with feeding