Get the support you need & deserve
I offer personalised antenatal preparation that may be useful for first time mothers, those anxious about breastfeeding or for those that have previously experienced problems with breastfeeding.
Get consistent, evidence-based advice and support in your home.
Once I understand your babies full feeding history, I can offer appropriate guidance, coaching and support, empowering you with the knowledge and confidence required to effectively feed your baby.
Tongue ties often go undiagnosed, causing problems with feeding. I offer a full feeding and oral assessment and if necessary, I can perform a Tongue tie release during the consultation.
I've been a Midwife for 15 years and I am also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Tongue tie Practitioner and mother of 2 girls.
I trained at Anglia Ruskin University, qualifying as a Midwife in 2007, working in a hospital setting and then predominantly in the community for the next 7 years. Community Midwifery has always been close to my heart. I love that I get to build relationships with the families I care for and support after birth, helping them to navigate their early days and weeks with a new baby.
Following the birth of my second daughter, I joined a team of Infant Feeding specialists, where my passion for supporting women with breastfeeding continued. I tried to learn everything I could about infant feeding, so that I might be able to help mothers and their babies as much as I possibly could.
In 2018, I trained as Tongue tie Practitioner, which allowed me to assess and release Tongue ties that are causing feeding issues. Often healthcare professionals are not trained to assess for infant tongue function, meaning many families do not receive the timely advice, support, or resolution that they might require. If feeding problems persist, despite support to achieve good attachment, this may indicate that a tongue tie assessment is necessary.
In 2021, I decided to study for the IBCLC exam, as this is the foremost lactation qualification available. I have enjoyed learning more about rare, complex and unusual breastfeeding complications and how best to offer support throughout the process of resolving them.
Registered Midwife (PIN 07E2165E)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Tongue Tie Practitioner
Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Practitioner
Professional Midwifery Advocate
I hold a membership for the following organisations:
Royal College of Midwives, Lactation Consultants of Great Britain, Association of Tongue tie Practitioners
CQC Registration and Insurance for Tongue tie division through Private Midwives Ltd
Indemnity Insurance for Lactation Consultancy through Towergate Insurance
For a bespoke or personalised package please send me a message
Infant feeding support in the comfort of your own home. I offer personalised evidenced-based advice to help you meet your feeding goals for your child.
Duration: Approximately 60 mins
Follow up visits from £60
A home visit or clinic appointment to assess feeding and Tongue tie complications. If a Tongue tie division is indicated, this can be completed within the session and followed by further feeding support during the visit.
If a division is not required, the fee is £120.
Duration: Approximately 60 mins
A package of a personalised antenatal preparation visit and 2 postnatal support home visits.
Single antenatal preparations visits, groups classes, virtual antenatal or postnatal support is also available. Please send me a message for additional information.
I travel up to 30 mins from Little Dunmow, CM6
Please send me a message for more information or to book an appointment. If you would prefer a free initial phone consultation please let me know.
PLEASE BE AWARE MY REPLY MAY GO TO YOUR JUNK BOX
Home visits can be made up to 30 mins traveling time from Little Dunmow, CM6.
If you live further than 30 mins from CM6, I may be able to facilitate this but will charge for additional travelling time.
Clinic appointments available on Wednesdays at Correct Osteo Clinic, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey