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Lactation Consultancy

The consultancy offers one to one private lactation support face to face or via a video call, generally using Zoom. The session video session is recorded and sent with your notes after the consultation.  The face to face consultations, however during this Covid-19 pandemic are offered on a limited basis in special circumstances. In this case I will ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sealed in a plastic bag prior to visit.  I will take my temperature on your doorstep and will take yours.  If either are above 38ºc I will have to revert to a Video Call.  I will ensure I wash my hands and wear a fresh pair of gloves prior to touching you or your baby and will wear a mask at all times.

I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and am therefore certified to offer the highest level of lactation support. I am a trained tongue tie practitioner but no longer perform the procedure but am happy to assess, diagnose and refer you to a practitioner where appropriate. 

 

I am a member of the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain, the Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners and I am a registered midwife.

The private practice gives you a chance to have a one to one consultation with your baby/babies to resolve any breastfeeding issues or answer any questions you may have. I take a full history that will include your gynaecological and obstetric history, we may also cover yours and your partner's medical and allergy history.

I use the ATLFF scoring tool, can assess sucking function and will consider other factors when assessing such as mode of delivering in utero positioning and medication during labour.  All these elements can affect the rooting and suckling reflexes.

 

Antenatal consultations will also be available to prepare to get breastfeeding off to a good start, considering any medical or physiological issues.  A counselling package of appointments are available for those who wish to unpick or understand previous breastfeeding issues; perhaps you thought you were unable to breastfeed, or wish you had breastfed for longer, or bottle fed but would like to know about breastfeeding.  Whatever your concern I will endeavour to help or signpost to further support.  I am also available to support any bottle feeding issues you may have.

ONLINE TRIAGE: 15 mins- free

This is a brief conversation to establish the best form of consultation to meet your needs and your pocket. You will be sent a Zoom invite or if you prefer we can have a WhatsApp call.

ONLINE TRIAGE CONSULTATION30 mins - £35*

Firstly, you can book a ZOOM® consultation for 30 mins, giving you an opportunity to speak to a lactation consultant for a reasonable fee to help you unpick any problems.  This be helpful for reassurance or identification of any problems.  I may be able help you fully with your problem during this call and can then signpost you to other practitioners or services or book a 1 or 2 hour consultation to perform full and thorough consultation culminating in a feeding plan. You will be sent a Zoom invite.

 

HOME VISIT LACTATION CONSULTATION up to 2 hours - £120*

This appointment is in the luxury of your own home. A full length one to one consultation to assess you and your baby, to include an assessment of your breasts and your baby’s mouth and feeding technique and effectiveness.    I will ensure I wash my hands and wear a fresh pair of gloves prior to touching you or your baby and will wear a mask at all times. I will look at your baby's behaviour. body posture and suckling function to establish where there may be restrictions. If necessary, this will include an assessment for tongue tie if this is suspected as a cause of any latch issues.  I use the Hazelbaker Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function™ (ATLFF). 

During this Covid-19 pandemic these are offered on a limited basis in special circumstances. In this case I will ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sealed in a plastic bag prior to visit. I will ensure I wash my hands and wear a fresh pair of gloves prior to touching you or your baby and will wear a mask at all times. I will take my temperature on your doorstep and will take yours.  If either are above 38ºc I will have to revert to a Video Call which will be held over 2 1 hour calls and a Zoom invite will be sent.

 

HOME VISIT FOLLOW-UP LACTATION CONSULTATION up to 1 hour - £60*

This will be an appointment following your initial consultation to assess how a plan has gone.  Make changes where necessary, or just to give you support to continue with the techniques already shown.

 

As with the initial appointment, during this Covid-19 pandemic these are offered on a limited basis in special circumstances. In this case I will ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sealed in a plastic bag prior to visit. I will ensure I wash my hands and wear a fresh pair of gloves prior to touching you or your baby and will wear a mask at all times. I will take my temperature on your doorstep and will take yours.  If either are above 38ºc I will have to revert to a Video Call. 

VIDEO CONSULTATION - 1hr

We will spend 1 hour over Zoom or other video call option discussing your issues. I will then be able to give you information, support and a plan. I will follow this up with an email outlining any information discussed and links to further support.

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Breastfeeding Hub Ltd.

Company No. 11233880

33 The Spinney, Bradwell, Milton Keynes MK13 9BX

Breastfeeding Hub has a strict 24 Hour Cancellation Policy.

If Cancellations are made less than 24 hours, a £25 fee will be incurred. 

Refunds under the discretion of Breastfeeding Hub.