Infant Feeding Support

You may not require the full services a Doula has to offer and instead might be looking for some specific support and guidance regarding feeding. Many people spend time antenatally planning their birth, but the weeks and months after baby’s arrival are equally important. Breastfeeding can be instinctive for a baby given the right conditions, but something that nursing parents need to learn and practise.

As a FEDANT Breastfeeding Counsellor I offer in-person or online appointments, both antenatally and postnatally. You will receive a follow up email with a full debrief of our session together.

During antenatal sessions you will learn about:

  • The mechanics of breastfeeding and milk production
  • How to achieve optimal positioning and attachment
  • The signs of effective milk transfer
  • The importance of skin to skin contact and the early days
  • Responsive feeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Expressing
  • Creating a feeding plan
  • Access to videos and evidence-based information

Postnatal consultations include:

  • A thorough feeding assessment, observing baby feed and discussing positions and techniques
  • Understanding effective milk transfer
  • Support with challenges such as sore nipples/nipple damage, baby fussing at the breast, slow weight gain, Mastitis, Thrush, Engorgement, insufficient milk supply/oversupply
  • Bottle feeding
  • Introducing solid foods

Please go to my contact page to get in touch. Thank you.

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