Lactation consultant, Breastfeeding support and midwife, Beth Graham, BA PgCert RM IBCLC
Beth teaches on our Breastfeeding for professionals training day.
Breastfeeding support and midwife, Tracey McGrath
Tracey is a practising NHS midwife in Luton and has run numerous birth and breastfeeding workshops both in the NHS and privately. Tracey can be contacted for breastfeeding/feeding issues and is recommended but she does prefer to see clients who live closer to her home in Hertfordshire – the main reason is that Tracey wants to be able to visit and observe feeds when they happen and this often means at short notice! She is also a baby massage instructor. She is knowledgeable, supportive and genuinely interested in helping. Previous parents have said “thank you for all your help breastfeeding … I so appreciate your willingness to visit me at home at such short notice when I was so desperate…we finally got there with the breastfeeding, I think I would have given up without the help…” and “..I really appreciate all the time and effort you put in to resolve the breastfeeding issue. I know we didn’t have much success with the physical process of breastfeeding, but your support has helped me immensely from an emotional point of view. I wasn’t really enjoying being a mum because the feeding was so traumatic, but now I feel much more at peace with situation. I am making sure he gets as much breast milk as I can produce and that whilst feeding with a bottle those times are close, cuddly and we have lots of eye contact.”
You can contact Tracey for breastfeeding support and to arrange a home visit if needed, on Tel. 01582 462101 or 07985 097689 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Tracey also has her own private practice based in Hertfordshire which is where she works and sees clients, http://www.mothernurture.co.uk
Breastfeeding Support, Katy Lesner
Katy runs the antenatal breastfeeding session and is the main professional for breastfeeding advice and support – being able to visit mothers in North London and parts of Hertfordshire. Katy trained as a Breastfeeding Supporter with the Breastfeeding Network. She has three children of her own and breastfed all three until they were about 10 months old. She says that she really struggled initially, but was fortunate enough to have great support in order to continue. She would have liked to have fed for longer but her milk dried up. Having studied breastfeeding, she knows now what she could have done differently and would have loved to have carried on feeding them until they were a bit older! Katy visits mums at home having breastfeeding difficulties, especially when they first come home from hospital, getting their baby latched on, settled and putting on weight. She also offers private and group teaching to mums before their baby is born, explaining how to establish breastfeeding and what to expect in the early days and weeks. Katy has a wonderful collection of leaflets regarding different aspects of breastfeeding which she makes available to her clients. I have every confidence in Katy’s breastfeeding expertise and her genuine support for new mums and dads. Please contact her on Tel. 07801140141 E-mail email@example.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KatysBreastfeedingSupport
Author and feeding specialist, Clare Byam-Cook
Clare specialises in helping mothers resolve feeding problems and has gained a reputation for being able to solve almost any breastfeeding problem. All her clients come to her by word-of-mouth referral. She is also a nurse and midwife and teacher on antenatal classes based in South/West London.
I have spoken to Clare a number of times and she has been really supportive of this antenatal program, and I myself found her first book invaluable. Clare does home visits for parents who live near her home in South London but she does not travel to North London. She is happy to see you at her home though. Clare does not give telephone advice. Her number is 020 8788 8179.
Clare has written books on breast and bottle feeding and has a DVD, all of which demonstrate the ups and downs of breastfeeding and aim to provide as much practical help as needed.
Her DVD, Breastfeeding without tears, is offered at a discounted rate to those who attend my courses. Simply give the Media code GU5116 when you call (01624640000) to request the DVD, which is stock code GUDVD5116.
http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=0091906962 This is the link to “What to expect when you’re breast-feeding and what if you can’t?” There is a 25% discount for those who attend my courses, using promotional code BRTP01.
http://www.rbooks.co.uk/product.aspx?id=1407029150 This is the link to the ebook version.
Tongue-Tie Divider, Amelia Parker
Independent midwife, health visitor, tongue-tie divider and complimentary therapist. Amelia comes recommended from a mum from my antenatal course – she came to the house straight away and fixed the tongue-tie and enabled feeding to continue more smoothly. Tel. 07740949117 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and website www.essexindependentmidwives.
Emma Pickett, Breast Feeding Support
Emma was recommended by the Highgate and Crouch End Twin’s group, she said to me “I’m always happy to support any family in need. My consultations include unlimited phone and email support and I travel across North London and sometimes into Central London. If you ever think, I can support a mother with breastfeeding, don’t hesitate …to get in touch.” Emma also volunteers at some of the Haringey breastfeeding support groups. Tel: 07866937843 Email: email@example.com (Emma won’t always answer the phone or check voicemail if she is working with a family so texting is often the best way to get the fastest response)
Sarah Brown, Breast Feeding Works
Sarah is also a practising midwife and a lactation consultant. I have a few friends who recommend Sarah. Tel 07790286437 http://www.breastfeedingworks.co.uk Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth works as a certified Lactation Consultant in the NHS and privately in North and North West London, offering high quality, evidence based breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home. Ruth is happy to support both expectant parents and parents of breastfeeding babies and toddlers. Tel 07932 066 377 and email email@example.com
Breast Feeding Online
Fantastically thorough information on a variety of breastfeeding issues, written by a paediatrician from Canada and also contains clear and informative video links – I cannot rate this website highly enough. http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/newman.shtml
Further information on breastfeeding services:
Barnet breastfeeding support services:
- Monday – 10-1pm, Parkfield Childrens centre, 44 Park Road Hendon NW4 3PS. 0208 359 3590.
- Tuesday – 1-3pm, Ridgeway Birthing centre, Chase Farm Hospital, 0208 375 1948.
- Wednesday – 9.30-11.30pm, Barnet Hospital Parent Craft Room Level 2. 08451114000.
- Thursday – 10-12pm, Childs Hill Clinic, Gath Road NW2 2NJ. 0208 209 0333.
- Friday – 9.30-11am, Newstead Children’s centre, 1 Fallows Close London N2 8LG. 0208 359 3460.
Oak Lane Baby Clinic (and Health visitors): Oak Lane, East Finchley, London N2 8LT. 0208 349 7000.
Barnet hospital – Infant feeding team/breastfeeding support 0208 216 5141. Postnatal ward 0208 216 5218 or 5219.
NCT support line: 03303300771.
La Leche League – Helpline 0845 120 2918.
Association of breastfeeding mothers: Helpline number 08444 122 949
National Breastfeeding support helpline : 0300 100 0210.
Breastfeeding Pumps: Ardo on 01823336362 (www.ardomedical.co.uk)
Nicole Kyriakides (N3 and around) NCT breastfeeding counsellor 0208 371 9339.
Borough of Haringey breastfeeding support services: http://www.haringey.nhs.uk/services/healthy_living/child_health/index.shtm
Breastfeeding equipment: http://www.expressyourselfmums.co.uk/