Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support Options for You & Baby

''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 support is provided by Sian Aldis and Luisa Lyons, IBCLC Lactation Consultants. Support is available for all types of infant feeding. 

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
  • Expressing
  • 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. 

Online consultation is available worldwide.

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

Free 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. 

We have a free online support group, Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube Channel

You can subscribe to our email list to receive regular tips and tricks with Breastfeeding and sleep, a free Breastfeeding guide

No Milk Like Mama’s is an admin member of the online IBCLC led support group created to support families during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Video Call & Phone Support

Online Video Call Consultations are suitable for support with latching and other clinical concerns where face to face support is not possible, and for all discussion based support 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 consultations allow accessibility to support for all families.

Telephone Support Calls (UK only)  are mostly appropriate for discussion based support and information only.

Online Video Consultation: £45 (up to 60 minutes) includes consultation summary 

Telephone Support: £30 (up to 40 minutes)

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.

Our unique From Womb to World 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

Mindful Breastfeeding:
-Questions to ask in hospital
-Guided relaxation 

Pregnancy, labour and postnatal yoga for you and your partner

Sleep information for your newborn

Comprehensive course folder for you to keep to support you post birth

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)

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 


Clinic Consultation

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