International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Mindful Beginnings: Nurturing Baby’s Brain and Parent-Child Connection

 

Join me for a transformative 4-week course designed specifically for parents who wish to cultivate mindfulness, nurture their baby’s brain development, and strengthen the parent-child bond. Each week, we will explore different aspects of mindful parenting and provide practical techniques to support your own well-being while positively impacting your baby’s growth.

In a safe and relaxed environment, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with other parents, fostering a sense of community and shared understanding. Through guided discussions,  simple mindfulness techniques, and expert guidance, this course will empower you to embrace mindful practices whilst gaining a deeper understanding of your baby’s brain development which can in turn enhance the quality of your parent-child relationship.

Small classes of 6-8. Suitable from birth upwards. You do not need to be breastfeeding to join.

£60 for 4 weeks block.

 

Breastfeeding Support Group

Every Wednesday during term time.

10-11.30 @ Fields Garden Centre Cafe, Sherburn in Elmet

Facilitated breastfeeding meet up at Fields Garden centre cafe, Sherburn in Elmet Meet other breastfeeding individuals, share a cuppa and chat. I will be there to facilitate. Please note I will not be offering full consultations at this time but will be able to answer some questions and book a time for a consultation should you wish.

 

Antenatal Mindful Breastfeeding Workshops
A holistic approach to learning to breastfeed.
Individual or in groups ( dates to be arranged)

 

Learn the principles and mechanisms of breastfeeding, how to get breastfeeding off to a good start, how to recognise when feeding is going well and when it might not be. Learn where to find good support. Learn how the brain body connection can have huge impacts on us, learn how  mindfulness techniques can support your breastfeeding journey.  Meet new friends.  

 

1-2-1 Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Support

I offer bespoke support to help overcome common challenges experienced by breastfeeding families including:

  • Low milk supply 
  • Mastitis
  • Latch issues
  • Slow weight gain
  • Nipple and breast pain
  • Mixed feeding
  • Tongue Tie 

Post natal consultation face to face consultation in your own home up to 1.5 hrs. includes 2 weeks of WhatsApp and email contact afterwards.

What to expect

During a home visit I will spend up to 1.5hrs with you, I will carry out a full history, covering your own health history, pregnancy, labour review and initial post-natal period. 

I will undertake a full breastfeeding assessment, observe a feed and carry out a tongue function examination of your baby if required. ( Please note i cannot formally diagnose a Tongue Tie but can give a good indication and direct to relevant services.) 

After this we can work out a plan of care together and I can make some suggestions to help you both continue with your breastfeeding journey. 

£120 this includes travel up to 15 miles. Anything over will be charged at 50p per mile.

Follow-up face to face contact up to 1 hr at discounted price virtual or in person £60  (for more complex issues a face to face is recommended)

 

Mindful Breastfeeding Consultation

1 hour virtual session

During this I will explain how mindfulness in relation to breastfeeding works. We will explore some techniques and see what works for you. I will use some guided relaxation to help restore calm and connection and provide you with resources for you to keep for your own use.

Cost £50

Bespoke Packages

If you don’t see exactly what you want please get in touch and I can tailor a package specifically to suit you. 

 

Weaning onto solid food workshops 

2 hrs as a group £25 per adult, babies welcome .

Introducing complimentary foods to an infant is an exciting part of their development as they transition to solid food. This period is an important part of their nutritional journey, and is an opportunity to help infants explore new flavours and textures. I will provide you with researched based guidelines to help support you in this journey. I recognise that this can also be a period of anxiety for parents/care givers, I will give practical tips and advice to ensure you leave feeling  confident and fully informed. With patience and understanding, introducing complimentary foods can be an enjoyable experience for both infant and parent.

  • Up to date research based information
  • Developmental readiness
  • What do infants actually need nutritionally?
  • Allergies, vegetarians and Vegan diets
  • Practical tips and advice
Do you have friends with babies similar ages? How about host a small workshop in your own home. This can be a lovely option for  a relaxed group weaning workshop. Get in touch for details.

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WhatsApp Support Package

Introducing my new WhatsApp service for parents! Get 4 weeks of expert support at your fingertips. With quick responses 6 days a week, you can send voice notes, videos, or questions and receive evidence-based answers from an experienced Health Visitor and Lactation Consultant. Say goodbye to uncertainty and hello to peace of mind with our convenient and reliable service.

WHAT TO EXPECT,

On booking you will receive an intake form to complete with basic information about your family, child and current concerns. You will be asked to book an initial 30 minute introductory call. From that point you will be able to contact me at your convenience via WhatsAPP, sending voice notes, videos or simple messages. I will respond to these between the hours of 9-9pm. I will definitely respond within 12hrs but more likely within a couple of hours.

You can ask me whatever you would like in regards to your babies health, developmental and well being. I will give support and advice within my scope of practice and will suggest referrals on if I feel it necessary.