Breast feeding consultant

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hhirst
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Breast feeding consultant

Postby hhirst » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:13 am

Hi

Can anyone recommend a breast feeding councillor that will come to your home (wandsworth)? I know NCT have groups but would like a 1-1 in addition?
Thank you :)
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby kishi » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:13 am

I would heartily recommend Geraldine Miskin:
http://www.breastfeedingexperience.com/
Helped me enormously with both my kids.
Good luck!
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby MrsAmanda » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:01 am

It was six years ago, but I used Clare Byam-Cook. I went to her house but she did home visits, too. She got my son latched and feeding within a couple of minutes. Every midwife and 'expert' at St Thomas' had failed to do so.
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby hhirst » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:55 pm

That's great thanks. I was from St Thomas'!
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby pie81 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:12 pm

I would also recommend Geraldine Miskin. She diagnosed my daughter's tongue tie (missed by the NHS even though my daughter spent 3 weeks in hospital and struggled to latch) which made a huge difference.

However more than that she also gave very clear and logical advice and explanations about position, latch, routine, winding, and alternatives if we did not want to cut the tongue tie. All without ever being pushy about breastfeeding or any particular way of doing things.
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby hhirst » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:30 pm

Thanks booked in with Geraldine
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby Fisherprice » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:38 pm

I'd also suggest in addition visiting a milk spot in lambeth. I visited the clapham manor and found Bev enormously helpful.

I utilised private consultants also but Bev gave me a big breakthrough in identifying that the way I was cuddling baby was making it hard for her to stay latched, something the other consultants hadn't picked up on.

What exactly is your problem may I ask?
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Re: Breast feeding consultant

Postby Leolondon » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:55 pm

I know you've booked in with someone now, but I can highly recommend Clare Byam-Cook!
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