img_0231Lactation consultant, Breastfeeding support and midwife,  Beth Graham, BA PgCert RM IBCLC

Beth teaches on our Breastfeeding for professionals training day.

Beth is a midwife and lactation consultant (IBCLC) currently offering 1 to 1 support to families in their own homes focusing on feeding & parenting and she also teaches antenatal classes.  She continues to work with families with older babies focusing on gentle strategies to get more sleep and weaning onto solid foods.
Beth has been delivering babies and helping families since 1990, and a Lactation consultant since 2005.  She has worked in the hospital setting (NHS) and in the community, including attended home births, and was an independent midwife in California, USA.  She ran the breastfeeding service at the Portland Hospital, London between 2010-2013.  She has 2 children so has first hand experience of the challenges new parents face.  More details about Beth can be found on her website www.midwifebeth.com, 07966551586

Feeding and Swallowing Specialist Speech Therapist and IBCLC Lactation Consultant,  Stacey Zimmels

Stacey is a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in all aspects of  newborn, infant and child feeding. Speech and Language Therapists are the experts on the muscles, senses and function of the mouth and throat for speech but also for sucking, chewing, swallowing and feeding. Stacey has additional qualifications in this area and is one of the leading specialists in the NHS and private sector. She can help with all feeding difficulties; ranging from breast and bottle feeding, reflux, weaning and chewing. She is particularly specialist in problem feeding such as food allergy, food refusal and gagging, choking and coughing with food/drink, preterm babies and children with special needs.  Stacey is based in London and offers home visits or clinic appointments to suit your needs. For more information about Stacey and the services she offers you can visit her website:

www.feedeatspeak.co.uk or contact her by phone or email: Tel: 07973519086  Email: stacey@feedeatspeak.co.uk

Breastfeeding and CMPA, allergies and feeding:


Elevated side lying bottle feeding

Feeding difficulties and CMA

Feeding trauma

Helping an overactive gag reflex

Progressing through textures when weaning

Kathryn Stagg, Lactation consultant specialising in multiples

Kathryn has over 10 years of experience supporting mums to breastfeed their babies. She began her training after the birth of her twins when she received wonderful breastfeeding support. given the chance to train to be a breastfeeding supporter, she jumped at the chance to give something back. She headed up the multiple birth breastfeeding project in Harrow offering antenatal education and post natal support. Kathryn continued her breastfeeding education by training as a Breastfeeding Counsellor with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and was proud to be the 2017 winner of the ABM’s Pam’s Prize celebrating Breastfeeding Counsellors and the support they give. She continues to volunteer on the National Breastfeeding Helpline whenever she has some free time. Wanting to increase her knowledge further, Kathryn has trained as an IBCLC.

Kathryn offers post natal breastfeeding support in the comfort of your own home and antenatal education in groups or individually. She specialises in multiple birth families.

The fastest way to get hold of me is to send a text to 07719312795.  https://kathrynstaggibclc.com/

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: emmapickettibclc@gmail.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 bfworks@fpsl.net


Breastfeeding support and tongue-tie divider,   Dr. Sharon Silberstein, The Breastfeeding Doctor

Landline: 0044/208/9583925
Mobile: 0044/78/37111692

Clinic for Tongue Tie Division and Lactation Support from Edgcare in Edgware. Please call or email to book appointments.
Also does home visits.  https://www.breastfeedingdoctor.co.uk/

Cordelia drop in breastfeeding support with  Lactation consultants and tongue tie practioners in Queen’s Park, London NW6

Here’s information about the private drop-in Cordelia runs with a group of colleagues at my house in Queen’s Park NW6, on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm (last admission).
Six of my colleagues are IBCLC Lactation Consultants (one of whom is a midwife and one of whom is a nurse). Two of my colleagues are also Tongue Tie Practitioners, and two are cranial osteopaths.
The charge is £30 cash. Dads or grandmothers are welcome (although we ask that you only bring one ‘helper’). We get excellent feedback.
I think it’s helpful to explain in advance that we work on a first come, first served basis, and we spend as long as necessary with each mother and baby. This can mean waiting a while to see one of us, but once we get to you, you will get all the time you need. You’ll be waiting in the comfortable surroundings of my home, and with the company of other parents and babies. Some parents also bring a packed lunch, so they can spend the day. You can also get lunch nearby.
We ask parents to come without a buggy, if at all possible, as the drop-in often gets busy.

Come and have tea, coffee and biscuits

Meet other mothers and get support from Angie, Carla, Cordelia, Emily, Joanna, Kathryn, Lynn, Miriam, Sherridan and Yvonne

Emily Jackson & Carla Lamkin, cranial osteopaths, offer sessions for babies (£50)

Joanna Knap & Yvonne Insh, IBCLCs and Tongue Tie Practitioners, offer assessments and treatments for babies with tongue-tie. (£110 for a frenulotomy; £50 for an assessment)

For details call Cordelia Uys: 07770 325 579, email: cordeliauys@gmail.com

“I want to say a HUGE thank you for all you do for the breastfeeding ladies of London. Coming to your lovely drop-in has been amazing, and is the only thing that has kept me going this long. What I really love about your clinic is the warm, loving, non-judgemental atmosphere that is created by your beautiful home and the ladies that come to help. I never felt rushed and Sherridan and Lynn always took as long as I felt I needed to get back on track.” Amy

BREASTFEEDING Support and midwife, Tracey McGrath

Tracey McGrath Breastfeeding support and midwifeTracey 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 tracey@mothernurture.co.uk  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 LesnerKaty 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 katyandscott@dsl.pipex.com  Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KatysBreastfeedingSupport


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: ameanneparker@yahoo.co.uk  and website www.essexindependentmidwives.org.uk


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.

Clare Byam Cook What to Expect When you're Breast-feedingI 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.

Clare Byam Cook Breast Feeding Bottle Feeding






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

http://www.facebook.com/theanalyticalarmadillo and http://www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk/ for breastfeeding forums and blogs.

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/