Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support Options for You & Baby

Breastfeeding Support

''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! Teresa & Margot

Specialist Breastfeeding 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
  • Expressing
  • Slow weight gain
  • Identification of tongue-tie (restricted lingual frenulum)
  • Referral for tongue-tie assessment/division

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.

No Milk Like Mama’s® Breastfeeding Support is available worldwide via online consultation and in home in Norwich, Norfolk & Suffolk. 

'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.'

No Milk Like Mama's continues to offer support during the Covid19 pandemic. 
We take the need to reduce risks to our clients and their families very seriously and have made changes to our support services as necessary. 

Covid19 Breastfeeding Support options

Please note that due to Covid 19 our breastfeeding support services have had to have the necessary changes to have minimal contact time face to face. This is in line with other IBCLCs nationally to reduce risk to families and Practitioners and comply with our insurance requirements 

Breastfeeding support will begin with completing your intake booking form with as much detail as possible, followed by booking in for an online call to go over case history and assessment. We will cover all we can during this call.

We have had great success with supporting feeding in this way with home visits and the associated risk often not being necessary.

If a home visit is deemed necessary for assessment following Online Consultation this will be arranged with your practitioner. 

Antenatal Support

There is often a lot of focus on pregnancy and birth, with little time to think about what will happen once your baby arrives. 

Private Online Video Consultation is available to discuss Breastfeeding during the antenatal period.  

You can access antenatal and new parent Mindful Breastfeeding online. This course aims to equip you with both knowledge and confidence to enable you to thrive and not just survive in those early days and weeks of parenthood:

Mindful Breastfeeding for Expectant & Brand New Parents

Online Support

Online Video Call Consultations are suitable for breastfeeding support where face to face breastfeeding support is not possible, and for all discussion based support. 

Online support includes as many elements of our usual face to face postnatal support as possible and 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
  • Expressing
  • Slow weight gain
  • Identification of tongue-tie (restricted lingual frenulum)

Post Natal Support

Home Visits available in and around Norwich, Norfolk & Suffolk allow for relaxed time to discuss, assess and support you with Breastfeeding in the comfort of your own home. During Covid19 home visits are available where deemed necessary following online consultation.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic Consultations are available at Rowan House in Hethersett, near Norwich.

Postnatal Breastfeeding Support 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)

New Parent Support

New Parent Support provides an opportunity for parents to discuss their new baby, focusing in particular on:

Normal baby behaviour
Infant feeding (general questions)
Sleep expectations
Weighing your baby
Baby care
Your questions

* please note this service in not in place of a full breastfeeding assessment. Latching & normal infant feeding can be discussed, but for management of conditions such as mastitis, tongue-tie, weight gain or other significant feeding concerns a full Breastfeeding consultation is necessary.

NICU Families

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 

Free Support

Receive your FREE No Milk Like Mama’s® Breastfeeding Guide HERE.

We have a free online breastfeeding and gentle sleep support forum with regular live Q&A sessions with infant feeding and sleep specialists. 

Join our online community on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

No Milk Like Mama’s runs a fortnightly free Breastfeeding Support Cafe at Rowan House Health & Wellbeing Centre in Hethersett near Norwich with a team of qualified Peer Supporters.

There is no charge for breastfeeding support offered at the Breastfeeding Support Cafe. Donations can be made at the Cafe in person or via our Ko-Fi account. This will enable us to hire the space required to run our regular free voluntary Breastfeeding Support Cafe which is available to all families –

'You provide the most valuable and compassionately supportive service to women when they really need it most' Jade

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 breastfeeding 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 in and around Norwich, Norfolk and Suffolk, Clinic Appointments, and Telephone and Online Consultation worldwide.

‘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