Breastfeeding Support Options for You & Baby
"Sian picked up what was wrong in two minutes!"
''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
Specialist Breastfeeding support is provided by Sian Aldis, IBCLC Lactation Consultant.
Providing both emotional and practical support, I am passionate about supporting all families throughout their breastfeeding experience.
One to one breastfeeding support is available at short notice through Home Visits, Clinic Appointments 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
- Identification of tongue-tie (restricted lingual frenulum)
- Referral to paediatrician for assessment/division
All consultations will 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 allows more time (approximately 90 minutes – 2 hours) and includes a Breastfeeding Mother Care Package.
Following consultation you will receive a written consultation summary with links to further information as necessary. If required, an assessment and referral for Tongue Tie / RLF and contact with your Health Care Professionals can be made.
My aim is to leave you and your baby calm and in control and with the necessary skills to breastfeed in the way that you wish. I have trained as a Mindful Breastfeeding Practitioner and use mindfulness tools in both my antenatal and postnatal work.
Family Support is also available together with Breastfeeding Support, to provide you time to rest, recover & relax as you enjoy your life as a new family.
Breastfeeding Support Services
Online Video Call Consultations are available worldwide
Video consultations are mostly appropriate for discussion based support and information.
The recommendation remains to seek face to face breastfeeding support, especially for more clinical concerns and latch issues, but sometimes this is not possible. Video consultations allow accessibility to support for all mothers.
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 One to One Mindful Breastfeeding Antenatal Consultation takes place in your home and 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 (no additional cost)
Contact with your healthcare professional as required
Weighing your baby (if you wish)
Written report summary of our consultation
Guided relaxation and mindfulness tools
Breastfeeding Mother Care Package
Follow up support for 2 weeks
Continued support at the free Breastfeeding Support Cafe
Clinic consultation appointments are available at Rowan House in Hethersett.
A clinic consultation includes all elements of breastfeeding assessment and support, within a clinic setting and 60 minute appointment time.
A home visit as above allows for more time (approximately 90 minutes – 2 hours) within your own environment.
A maternity package includes all elements of Breastfeeding support together with an introduction to settled sleep. This includes
4 home visits covering the following services:
Antenatal Mindful Breastfeeding Session
Postnatal Breastfeeding Support Visit
‘My New Nursling’ Holistic Sleep Coaching
Follow up Support Visit
Travel is charged at 50p per mile.
‘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. My breastfeeding journey would have come to an end if not for Sian.’ Chantella & Daisy