Holistic Sleep Support

Your Child’s Sleep
What’s Natural, What’s Normal, What’s Safe.

What is Holistic Sleep Support?

🖤 Family Centred Care
💜 Respectful of your Child’s physiological & emotional health
🖤 Individualised – every Child & Family is different
💜 Support for families with Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers & Older children
🖤 Protects your Breastfeeding relationship
💜 Evidence based gentle sleep solutions

Many families I meet are consumed with worries around sleep. I offer information on nurturing alternatives to cry-it-out and similar sleep training methods, along with understanding of what is normal for your child and ways to help you cope.

You are the expert in your child and my role is to support you in finding ways that fit your family towards more settled sleep.

Working with sleep biology, a listening ear and a caring approach to settled sleep, I support you to reach your goals, whilst keeping your child’s physical and emotional health, and your family, at the heart of any changes or suggestions.

I do not advocate any methods that involve leaving your child to cry alone (eg. Cry It Out, Controlled Crying etc.) but share information and strategies with you to optimise settled sleep.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Holistic Sleep Coaching Programme – Level 5 OCN (in progress) – International Online Sleep Coaching Training –  3 months, 14 modules, 20 speakers.  Attachment focused, gentle, expertise, evidence & empathy.  This course is the most in-depth gentle sleep training available.
  • Level 4 OCN Sleep Course –This Advanced Level 4 OCN accredited sleep course, taught by Lyndsey Hookway (IBCLC), uses evidence based information to explore key factors that contribute to babies and children waking in the night, including sleep regression, developmental mile stones, cognitive changes, nutritional and environmental factors.
  • Negotiating Infant Sleep Conference – Professor Helen Ball (Durham University)
  • Sleep Timeline of the Breastfed Baby -Meg Nagle (The Milk Meg, IBCLC)
  • Better Baby & Toddler Sleep, Without Tears Workshop – Sarah Ockwell Smith

I help teach families about what is Natural, Normal and Safe, managing expectations and responding appropriately to your child.

Holistic Sleep Support Services

There are differing packages of care, depending on your requirements. If you would like to discuss what would suit you best, please email me sian@nomilklikemamas.co.uk

Holistic Sleep Support – A New Dawn
(from 4.5 months/18 weeks corrected age up to approximately 8 years)

This service is suitable from 4.5 months, up to approximately 8 years old. We will discuss current challenges, investigate the reasons for this, discuss normal behaviour and expectations, your sleep goals and sleep strategies that you can put in place.

  • Sleep diary and parental questionnaire
  • Detailed analysis of sleep concerns
  • 90 minute (approx) consultation via videocall or face to face in your home
  • Bespoke sleep plan and strategy suggestions
  • Information sheets to keep
  • Ongoing support for 3 weeks via text or email
  • Option for continued support at client rate

Holistic Sleep Support – My New Nursling
(up to 4.5 months/18 weeks)

This service for younger babies is to discuss proactive steps for settled sleep & understanding your baby’s normal sleep behaviours 
whilst ensuring no feeding issues are present.
Sleep strategies are not appropriate for young babies.

  • Sleep diary and parental questionnaire
  • 90 minute (approx) consultation via videocall or face to face in your home
  • A written guide to settled sleep and tips on moving forward
  • Information sheets to keep
  • 1 x follow up email
  • Option for ongoing support at client rate

Holistic Sleep Support – Sleep Suggestions
(all ages)

  • Sleep diary and parental questionnaire
  • Analysis of sleep concerns via questionnaire
  • Email response with suggestions & strategies
  • Information sheets to keep
  • Suitable for an overview of sleep habits or one-off concerns eg. moving time zones.

Client Follow On Support 

Clients who have chosen the ‘My New Nursling’ or ‘A New Dawn’ package have the option for ongoing support at client rates.

Client follow up sleep support Home Visit (3-8 weeks from initial full consultation package)
£70 (approx. 60 minutes)

Client follow up sleep support Online Call (3-8 weeks from initial consultation)
£35 ( approx. 40 minutes)

Client follow up email support (3-8 weeks from initial consultation)

Please email sian@nomilklikemamas.co.uk to discuss.

All prices are inclusive of travel. A 50% deposit is required to secure a first face to face consultation. Remaining payments & follow up appointments can be made by Card or Cash following consultation.

Full payment for online consultation must be made prior to appointment.

Please look at the Baby Sleep Info Source website for evidence based information around normal infant sleep.

Some useful information about co-sleeping and bedsharing can be found here.

I adhere to the safe sleeping guidelines, which are that babies should be in a room with their parents when sleeping for the first 6 months. As a result, sleeping separately for long periods away from you would not be considered safe. As parents you must make your own informed choice around this, but as a practitioner I cannot make recommendations that go against this guideline as it is a protective factor for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.