What can we help with?
It is every breastfeeding mother’s wish to be able to achieve pain-free feeds and for her baby to grow well. Below are some of the situations that we can support mothers with:
Painful nipples and / or breasts
Difficulties with babies’ attachment at mothers’ breasts
Concerns about babies’ weight gain
Reducing dependence upon using nipple shields to breastfeed
Increasing milk supply
Reducing and reversing need for supplementation with baby milk formula
Support to relactate
Support to reduce breastfeeding
Ante – natal support and information
Sometimes there isn’t any particular “problem”, more a mother’s sense that all isn’t quite as she feels it should be. Breastfeeding can be a challenge, especially when family and friends don't have experience of it and are not sure how to help.
We can offer mothers time to talk about how her life has changed
We can encourage mothers to realise that breastfeeding is actually normal baby feeding
We can offer mothers strategies for managing tiredness
We can help mothers to feel valued for their invested commitment to their babies