Breastfeeding Support

I am a fully trained and privately insured breastfeeding counsellor, supporting families to feed their babies on over 450 occasions since I qualified in May 2018.

You are the expert on your baby and your family, so I'll be asking you how you want feeding to look and then I'll support you to get there. You might be combi feeding, pumping, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, using a nursing supplementer, etc. If you’re looking for support with feeding your little one, I can help.

I have a wealth of experience helping with a wide range of issues and challenges. This also means I can bring the anonymised experiences of hundreds of mothers to you if it would be relevant and helpful, in addition to up-to-date research backed information and a whole lot of empathy and listening skills.

I have experience supporting families with the following:

Before baby arrives

  • Antenatal information to get prepared for breastfeeding

  • Antenatal expression of colostrum info

  • Debriefing a previous breastfeeding journey

Newborn stage

  • Getting a comfortable latch

  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk

  • Using a variety of positions and breast shaping if needed

  • Using nipple shields if needed

  • Getting confident to feed out and about

  • Slow weight gain

  • Increasing milk supply

  • Oversupply/too much milk

  • Supplementing with formula or donor milk - how to give these in a way that supports breastfeeding and how to gradually reduce these when possible, if desired

  • Fussy babies, unpicking the puzzle

  • Colic, reflux, gassy babies

  • Allergies (this is a special interest of mine so my knowledge here goes beyond standard breastfeeding counsellor education)

  • Infant sleep and how to safely get the most sleep for everyone in the family

  • Tongue tie. I am not a tongue tie practitioner but I can help you identify it it is something you may wish to get checked by one. I can also support you to improve positioning and latch

  • Exclusively pumping

  • Feeding in a sling (I can also help you learn to carry your baby in a sling, see my Sling Support page for more info)

After the newborn stage

  • Teething and biting

  • Changing position when baby gets bigger

  • Four month fussies

  • Starting solids whilst breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding beyond babyhood - including managing others' expectations and opinions

  • Breastfeeding and fertility

  • Breastfeeding whilst pregnant

  • Tandem breastfeeding

  • Returning to work whilst breastfeeding

  • Ending breastfeeding

And much, much more!

I charge £30 per hour for face-to-face support in my home in Soham or your home if you live nearby (£5 travel supplement for up to 15 mins drive), bookable in 30 min chunks depending on your requirements. The first support session will usually include a full breastfeeding history in order to gain a full picture of what's going on, so at least 60-90 minutes would generally be needed at first, depending on the issue. I can give you an indication of time needed when you enquire, the more information you give me, the more accurately I can estimate the time needed. The Random Act of Kindness Fund can help you pay for the support I offer, to ensure it is accessible to all, so you can pay what feels comfortable for you and I will get paid the rest from the RAOK Fund if needed.

Get in touch to find out more, discuss your requirements or book a support session with me, email me at or see contact me page for details of how to get in touch.

If you are looking for free local breastfeeding support offered by volunteers via phone/email/messaging or group meetings, there are several groups in the area such as LLL East Cambridgeshire, LLL Cambridge, Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance, Ely Milks and Newmarket Breastfeeding Support group.