Breastfeeding Support Options for You & Baby
"I wish I had got support sooner"
''I had been told on several occasions by other healthcare professionals that everything was fine with my baby and our breastfeeding, even though it was very painful and stressful, but Sian picked up on what was wrong in two minutes! She also helped when I wasn’t getting the right medication from my GP by sending me information and even writing to my GP on my behalf.' Teresa & Margot
An IBCLC Lactation Consultant is the highest international qualification and gold standard in Breastfeeding Support and it takes many years of training and experience to qualify to this level. IBCLCs have regular training and supervision to continuously update their knowledge and skills and this is also a requirement of registration as an IBCLC. When you employ an IBCLC Lactation Consultant you can be assured that you are receiving the highest standard of Breastfeeding Support.
Providing both emotional and practical support, we are passionate about supporting all families throughout their breastfeeding experience.
One to one breastfeeding support is available at short notice through Home Visits, Clinic Appointments, Telephone and Online Consultation.
Support is available for a wide range of breastfeeding concerns and ages of infant, including (but not limited to):
- Painful breastfeeding
- Nipple trauma
- Difficulty latching
- Milk supply
- Slow weight gain
- Identification of tongue-tie (restricted lingual frenulum)
- Referral for tongue-tie assessment/division
Consultations include taking a full breastfeeding history and observing a breastfeed. Following this, practical support will be offered and discussion regarding any concerns.
A home visit is approximately 90 minutes – 2 hours long. Following consultation you will receive a written consultation summary with links to further information as necessary and 2 weeks of follow up support via email. If required, an assessment and referral for Tongue Tie / RLF and contact with your Health Care Professionals can be made.
We aim to leave you and your baby calm and in control and with the necessary skills to breastfeed in the way that you wish.
The support options listed are available for all types of infant feeding.
'So beneficial to have that time one to one with Luisa, to really be heard and supported. Feeding improved within hours of the visit and I feel so much more in control.'
Breastfeeding Support Services
No Milk Like Mama’s runs fortnightly free Breastfeeding Support Cafes at Rowan House Health & Wellbeing Centre in Hethersett and Dereham Library with a team of qualified Peer Supporters.
Video Call & Phone Support
Video Call Consultations (available worldwide) and Telephone Support Calls (UK only) are mostly appropriate for discussion based support and information including:
- Antenatal information
- Support with expressing
- Returning to work
- Starting solids
- Weaning from the breast
The recommendation remains to seek face to face breastfeeding support for clinical concerns and latch issues, but sometimes this is not possible. Video and telephone consultations allow accessibility to support for all families.
£30 (up to 40 minutes)
£45 (up to 60 minutes)
Often there is a lot of focus on pregnancy and birth, with little time to think about what will happen once your baby arrives.
A Preparing to Breastfeeding workshop includes:
How Breastfeeding works
What to expect in the first days post birth
Normal infant behaviour
How to know if things are going well
When to seek further support
Discussion around any concerns
-Questions to ask in hospital
‘You’ve Got it in You: A Positive Guide to Breastfeeding’ by Emma Pickett for you to keep
Postnatal Home Visit
Home visits allow for relaxed time to discuss, assess and support you with Breastfeeding in the comfort of your own home.
A home consultation usually lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on the level of support you require and includes:
Taking a full history of Breastfeeding
Observation of a Breastfeed
Full Breastfeeding assessment
Practical and emotional support
Assessment and referral for tongue tie/RLF if necessary
Contact with your healthcare professional as required
Weighing your baby (if you wish)
Written report summary of our consultation
Guided relaxation and mindfulness tools
Follow up support for 2 weeks
Continued support at the free Breastfeeding Support Cafe
(inclusive of any assessment/referral and follow up support)
A bespoke NICU parent and baby service includes 2 home visits.
These visits comprise of a Mindful Breastfeeding session in your home to support you practically and emotionally whilst your baby is still in the care of medical teams, and a follow up feeding assessment once your baby is home.
The first session will include time spent discussing concerns, writing affirmations, guided relaxation specific to your journey and discussion around self-care and ongoing support, together with practical support with expressing and preparing for your baby to come home.
A second visit for a follow-up feeding assessment once baby is home will include all elements of a Postnatal Home Visit
Clinic consultation appointments are available at Rowan House in Hethersett.
Mini Clinic Consultation: £40
Suitable for one to one support with positioning and attachment, latching, reassurance and follow up support.
Full Clinic Consultation: £65
A 75 minute clinic consultation includes all elements of breastfeeding assessment and support, within a clinic setting and appointment time.
‘Sian has been very understanding and caring in such a difficult time. Our baby is now breastfeeding well and we hope to see this continue and improve.’ Chantella & Daisy